Love Endures at Gilgal for Jonét E

Meet Jonét E.

My name is Jonét E. I am a thirty-three-year-old alcoholic in recovery at Gilgal.  I was 19 years old with I first began drinking.  In addition to heavy drinking, I have been in an emotionally abusive relationship that was causing my life to spiral out of control.

I was desperate for change when I took the nine-hour bus ride from Florida to Georgia.  It was the best sleep that I have had in months.

I have been with my abuser for five years.  He was my life.  Everything revolved around him.  I’ve learned that we were “trauma bonded”. I tried time and time again to remove myself from the situation and would end right back where I started.  It was very frustrating.

I am so grateful to be at Gilgal.  This has been a refuge for me, a place of healing. In the book of Joshua, God told the Israelites to “stay at Gilgal until you are healed”.  I think I will. I thank God for Gilgal and that I am walking with Him during this journey. The volunteers who 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 at the Blue Jean Gala!

Thank you all for planting seeds of love and becoming a part of Jonét’s amazing transformation. We hope to see you at our 9th Annual Blue Jean Gala on Thursday, October 26th at the Cobb Energy Center. Get your tickets now and join us for an exciting evening where you can meet Jonét and other Gilgal residents and alumni.

Change Happens at Gilgal because God’s Love Endures!

Val Cater
Executive Director