Dear Gilgal Partners and Friends,
Thank you all once again for your continued support. Because of your prayers, financial support and countless volunteer hours, we continue to see lives transformed and change happen at Gilgal.
We ask you to join us in celebrating our latest graduates! Wanda and Sue, who completed our program at the end of August, and Katrice who graduates this week. We are so proud of each of these incredible women for persevering this past year to complete the program and step into a new season.
As we have said before, the journey to reach graduation is not easy. Women who make it this far have completed a 12-month, two-phase program that involves regular case management and intensive programming. Each woman will also have secured gainful employment and stable housing. It is a major milestone for Gilgal women and we celebrate all who achieve it.
We realize, however, that not everyone who comes to Gilgal reaches graduation. Many struggle and fall away. But the light is always on at Gilgal, as Sue (our August graduate) discovered.
“I graduated from Gilgal first in July 2011,” Sue shares, “but I had not done any of the things necessary to maintain my recovery. I was working too much and taking on extra hours because I didn’t want to say no.
When I had thoughts about using again, I kept them to myself because I wanted to be strong and not ask for help. I had relapsed long before I took my first drink. After that, everything went downhill...”
READ THE REST OF SUE'S STORY ONLINE
We know God has a wonderful plan for each Gilgal woman, and we claim His promise from Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you; to give you a future and a hope."
CHANGE HAPPENS at Gilgal and our graduates are living proof! Thank you for being a part of it!
Val Cater, Executive Director and Founder