I am sure many would agree… I ask myself where do I start? I graduated New Life in August 2011… I can’t believe it’s been so long. When I graduated New Life, I moved to Kingston and went to St. Lawrence College and graduated with a degree in culinary management. Then I continued my studies in Ireland for a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts. I have had a successful career of 10 years as a cook and a chef where I helped open up two restaurants and have left a little piece of me in them forever. I have been a taxi driver working the graveyard shift for two years and am currently pursuing a career in the military to be a social work officer. So, to say the least, God is good and I couldn’t have done any of it without the support of my sisters in Christ and friends. I am not perfect and have had many struggles in my life and have made many mistakes. But the program has helped me develop characteristics to overcome my fears and temptations in my life.
I don’t struggle with my past fears or addictions as I did when I graduated New Life. My confidence has grown in His love and has helped me change my life; through others whom I meet, or pray for, or bring to the Lord. Christ continues to redeem me in my life all the time. He has given me an unshakable relationship with my sister. That being said I still make mistakes all the time, but instead of dwelling in them, I use them to strengthen my relationship with Christ and know and believe that His love is greater than anything I could do to separate us. I do attend Kingston Gospel Temple and attend a young adults group with Third Day Worship Centre in Kingston currently, and have an amazing boyfriend who loves the Lord. My hope and prayer for you ladies going through the program is that your love for Christ will be unshakable no matter how hard today feels and to believe He can do unbelievable things if you let Him.