Rhoda: He moved me into the light

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"Maybe I was a drunkard.  Maybe I was a prostitute.  He moved me into the light.  Pray with confidence.  The Lord Almighty God will not leave you the same."  

Rhoda came to Neema in January 2017, excited about the opportunity to change her life.  She came ready to face the rejection she has lived with and anxious to learn a skill that could lead to dignified work, making it possible to provide for herself and her daughter, Priscilla.

In 2005, Rhoda's mother died, leaving she and her 6 siblings in the care of her father.  Life became hard for Rhoda once she lost her mother.  Her father remarried, and made the hard choice to stop paying for her to attend school in order to send her brother to university instead.  

Rhoda began running around with bad company after she was forced to leave school, becoming vulnerable to abuse due to her lack of education and being orphaned by her mother.  Once she had her baby, her father sent her to live with an aunt.

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Rhoda is thriving at Neema!  She made a commitment to Christ and was baptized in July.  She is facing the rejection, shame, and pain of her past allowing her heart to become free.  She recently shared:

"Maybe I was a drunkard.  Maybe I was a prostitute.  He moved me into the light.  Pray with confidence.  The Lord Almighty God will not leave you the same."  

 

 

Rhoda has excelled in our Dressmaking Program and is preparing to sit for the Level 1 National Dressmaking Certification Exam in December and will continue in her second year of skills training in 2018.

It is our joy and delight to watch as Rhoda's story, and Priscilla's, is being rewritten day by day!  

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