My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Lighthouse Ministries, Inc., Lakeland, FL, USA
Hi my name is Bettina and on April 16th, 2019 I was in the shower crying out to God to please help me. I was involved in a very abusive relationship and years of addiction. My family and children had finally turn their backs on me after years of broken promises and heartache. I had no one or nothing left except God. When I opened my eyes in the shower, I noticed a very small window. Without hesitation I got dressed , I left the water running and out the window I went. I had no shoes, I had no phone and I had no money. But I didn't care because I knew God had rescued me. Exactly one week later I entered the doors at Lighthouse Ministries. I can't even begin to put into words what Lighthouse Ministries has done for my life. They began by providing a safe place for me to start healing. They placed a group of amazing people in my path, Steve and Bonnie Turbeville, Sharon Leathers, Heather Howell, Bridget Washington, Sharalyn Vester, Dee Flowers Jessica Cassista and Scott Turbeville. These were the very vessels God used to guide me and teach me. These spiritual leaders helped me open my ears, mind and heart up to the words and promises of God. My family has been restored, my 12 year old daughter lives with me full time now and I have a peace inside that surpasses all understanding. We serve an awesome God and it his thru his love, grace, mercy and forgiveness that I stand before you a changed person. During my 18 months in The Lighthouse Ministry Life Recovery Program, I got the honor and pleasure to work in this ministry and get a close and personal look at how God blesses this ministry everyday. I feel it is Lakelands best kept secret. This ministry helps save and transforms lives everyday and I can testify to that. I am not exactly sure where my journey goes from here but I am sure God has BIG plans for me. I know that my purpose and fulfillment in life is to help and reach out to those who feel completely hopeless, like I did. I cant wait to share my testimony and the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I will forever be grateful and thankful for Lighthouse Ministries. I've realized God is not as nearly interested in how we start the race as he is in, how we finish it.