Erin has been her worst critic. As she replays her life in her head she wishes that she could wind things back and make a whole new series of choices. Her worst regret was the day that she was snooping around and found a credit card that belonged to her parents. She used that card to buy a whole litany of useless stuff.
When the bill arrived and the theft was discovered, Erin, received her first wake up call. Her parents showed her tough love and showed her the door. It broke their heart. Erin was scared, lonely and lost. Worst of all she no longer knew who she was. Erin never saw herself as a thief, but the facts were too stubborn to deny otherwise.
Erin’s life became dark. For a short season she contemplated suicide. However, she heard about Gospel Rescue Mission and moved toward that light. There she was challenged to better herself and encouraged to discover a deeper walk with Jesus.
One of the pillars of life change at GRM is that our identity is found in Christ. This was the first and most life changing lesson that Erin took to heart. It was in this lesson that she learned that she is a child of the King. Regardless of her past behaviors and choices, she was nobility. Erin decided to live life in this new identity.
In addition to community meetings where basic life lessons are taught, Erin routinely attends chapel services at the mission and church in the community. She has worked through three levels of life skills through GRM’s GRITU and is applying the life lessons she is learning daily. Erin is learning the joy of service and giving back to the community.
Today, Erin is working to regain the trust of her parents. She knows that this will take time but she is steadfast enough not to give up that quest. Everyday Erin is working to rebuild life from the ruins. She is learning how to be a good mother and is excited about her future.