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Lighthouse client’s son shares testimony at mom’s graduation

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Hello everyone, my name is JJ. I was born on September 23rd to my mom Alexia and my dad Noe who separated when I was fairly young. I remember the confusion of living with my aunt and uncle and only being able to see my mom a few hours a week. But as Paul tells the church in 1 Corinthians 14:40 “But all things should be done decently and in order.”

Growing up my life has been anything but orderly. After a year my mom got custody of me. I remember my mom was always there but she would always have friends over or something going on to where she wouldn’t fully pay attention to me. But when it would just be her and me, it was the best moments together I could ever ask for. We would look up random facts, we would have awesome times together—and let me just say—my mom made some awesome forts!

By the time I was 8 years old I had attended six different schools because of how much we would move. In Proverbs 24:33-34 it says “A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.” We lived in this house that I called the broken house for a while until I began staying with my grandma. I remember always asking my mom “Where are you going to sleep tonight?”

Then my mom got into a program where I was able to go live with her. We stayed there for a few months then my mom told me we were moving into a different program. I thought to myself “Great, here we go moving again,” but in Psalms 23:1 it says, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

We came home to the Lighthouse and I began to feel happy, safe and most importantly, I knew without a doubt that I was loved. The Lighthouse changed everything. Now I can live a nice life with my family and because of this program I was able to get baptized and become closer to God. This program made me know God and as it says in Philippians 4:13 “For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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