From time to time we receive letters from individuals that have served time in jail or who have volunteered and have been impacted by this ministry. These letters are a tremendous encouragement to everyone involved in Next Chapter Ministries and we share them here so everyone can see the impact Christ can have.
In the winter of 2004, I received a felony for drinking and driving. The verdict shattered my aspirations, deadlocking my future plans. In the years that followed this verdict, depression and poor decision-making filled my life, and my expectations for the future became lower and lower.
I was born in Minneapolis, and am the single mother of five children.
For years I struggled with depression, resulting from many years of abuse. After losing custody of two of my children, I became emotionally incapacitated, and soon learned that a way to numb the pain was through the use of drugs.