Love Came First: Stephanie’s Gilgal Success Story

What an exciting year so far!  We entered 2022 with such anticipation of all God is going to do at Gilgal.  And, while COVID-19 still lingers and disrupts our daily lives, there is one thing that never changes and that is our Father’s LOVE.

John records that, “We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)  His Love Came First and we want this truth to remain the driving force behind all that we say and do at Gilgal. From the way we engage with residents, to the principles that drive our programming and partnerships — the love that first loved us is what makes change happen at Gilgal.  

So thank you Gilgal family and friends for sharing this love and helping to make Gilgal dreams come true.  There are countless women who have benefited from your kindness. Take Stephanie W. for example. You may remember her story from our 2021 Blue Jean Gala. 

 “I am amazed by how much God loves me and all that He is doing in my life. I never dreamed I could come this far so fast. I want to thank all of you for believing in me and helping to make my dreams come true.”                   

                                          — Stephanie W., Gilgal Resident

Stephanie came to Gilgal in March of 2021 at the start of the COVID lockdown. As a referral from Fulton County jail, she was mandated to complete our program. While at Gilgal she has received basic essential services, as well as a full range of recovery programming, spiritual enrichment, individual case management, workforce development and life skills training. She also was assisted in regaining her Georgia ID and reuniting with her 12 year old daughter.

Her most recent exciting news, however, is that she successfully obtained her GED! After four months of hard work, she is now positioned for a corporate career path that she never would have known before.  We are so proud of Stephanie for all that she has accomplished.

Thank you to everyone who invested in Stephanie’s life. We continue to look forward to all that God will do next for Stephanie and all of the women we serve. Please pray for those who are currently with us and those who are yet to come! 

Change Happens at Gilgal because LOVE CAME FIRST — through God and passed on through each of you! 

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