Love Blooms at Gilgal for Alondra C.

“Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for your investment in Gilgal! I look forward to meeting you at the Cobb Energy Center for our annual Blue Jean Gala.”

— Alondra C., Gilgal Resident

Meet Alondra C.

Hi, my name is Alondra C. and I am 23 years old. I am currently recovering at Gilgal from a heroin addiction. I was 19 years old when I first picked up and began using heroin, and my life has gradually spiraled out of control since then.

In March of this year, I lost my fiance Ryan, who passed away in his sleep. He was 29 years old and the love of my life. The cause of his death is unknown. He was buried two days after my 23rd birthday and I was devastated.

Since Ryan’s death, I have been to two rehabs just struggling to stay alive. None of the rehab programs worked for me and, ultimately, I ended up accidentally overdosing. Then there was Gilgal.

I was so angry, confused, and broken when I arrived here. I did not understand why my life was falling apart. But since being here, I have stopped blaming God for how my life is going and have taken ownership of my behaviors.

I have learned to have an open heart and have developed a better understanding of how to rely on Him during the times I need Him most. It is no coincidence that I am here. I thank God for Gilgal and that I am walking with Him during this journey.

The volunteers have poured into me and my fellow Gilgal sisters are awesome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your investment in Gilgal! I look forward to meeting you in person at the Blue Jean Gala!

Thank you, Lord, for loving me enough to bring me to Gilgal. I pray that every seed planted in my heart will grow and that I will bloom into all you created me to be. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Thank you all for planting seeds of love and becoming a part of Alondra’s amazing transformation. We hope to see you at our 8th Annual Blue Jean Gala on Thursday, October 20th at the Cobb Energy Center. Get your tickets now and join us for an exciting evening where you can meet Alondra and other Gilgal residents and alumni.

Change Happens at Gilgal because God’s Love Blooms!

Val Cater
Executive Director