“At 44 years old, I found myself with an empty nest, my four children were grown with the exception of my 16 year old who was in that stage of young adulthood and independence, my parents were both deceased, my dear Aunt Ruth which I was very close to had died and I was lost, broken and empty.
I quit my job I had had all the years my children were young and moved to Michigan on a whim.
It didn’t work out well.
I found myself drinking alcohol on a daily basis, trying to fill the empty space in my soul.
I came back to AZ and ended up in Prescott Valley.
During the time I live in Prescott Valley I had started going back to church, trying to rebuild my relationship with God.
I signed up for a Day of Service and on that project I met a pastor and shared my difficult housing situation and he told me about the Mission, the rest is history.
I was welcomed by Yvonne and Dave and their caring staff, without judgement, without criticism.
I was welcomed here with the love of Christ, compassion and understanding.
This was an extremely difficult time for me and I was quite a mess; as we say here at the Mission I was a “glorious mess”.
Within a few months of being here, I was told about Genesis Process. I agreed to do it.
Genesis took 10 months to complete and I was given “tools” that I still use almost daily.
With the support and love of the YTGRM staff I have rekindled my relationship with my Father in Heaven, I have learned His truths that I am Beautiful, I am Precious and I am Loved.
I am a new creation in Christ, the “old me” has been buried and I am new.
I would want others to know that this is a safe harbor where God is in charge and His disciples are equipped and ready to come alongside of you and share God’s truths, show His love, mercy and grace.”