Ashley's Journey

I’ve battled addiction since I was a little girl.

I watched my mother struggle with it my entire life and my father went to prison for it when I was just 10 years old. As a result, that lifestyle became my identity; it was all I had ever known.

I went to Sonshine Lighthouse in April (2018) and my life was changed forever because of the overwhelming love of Jesus Christ. It was there that I learned I have a Father in Heaven who loves me unconditionally and who has never once left my side, even during my darkest times. I discovered he has been weaving my future together since before I was born and that nothing I’ve faced has been meaningless.

In October (2018), I began the program at Heartisans. Since being here, the women have showed me how all things are possible with God. They’ve helped me realize that the people and addictions in this world do not define who I am and that my identity is found in Jesus alone! Heartisans has given me the confidence and courage I need to take the next step of faith. Because God brought me to Heartisans, I am finally able to see the hope and future he has for me!