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Hope of Survivors
February 19, 2011

I attended a Christian youth conference a few years ago where I met a Minister who was giving away literature about his ministry I took what he gave me and emailed later…At When I first started emailing he sent prayer requests, information on prayer etc… things seemed fine as conversation centered around Bible topics mostly. After awhile he began to introduce questionable comments in the conversation which should have warned me there was something wrong such as calling me darling or dear and adding kisses at the end of a messages, when I tried to addressed it he would just avoid explaining what he meant by it; and since he was so old compared to myself I thought it maybe saying kisses etc just an old person thing. But he soon turn out to be a very nasty mean old person pressuring me with explicit messages to submit to things I’d rather not do and would get mad if I didn’t talk to him. The Hope for Survivors helped me no longer feel powerless and trapped but safe with a strong protector to comfort him for me when I was too scared to. This ministry taught me many things to help me learn better how to not get myself hurt. Listening is the hardest lesson because it’s up to me.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I found lots of understanding; my volunteer was really understanding and professional. I learned that I was abused as a child more then I had thought but was still valuable to God and noting done to be can reduce my value to God.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would give more money, I wish I had a job and a better way to say thank you.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I asked questions to my volunteer person.

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