“I reached out to LoveLine in desperation. That first call, I was so broken and sad. But you took the time to listen to me and you promised to help me.

I’ve been with my husband for 11 years and we have 5 children with another on the way. But he drinks…and he hits me. And I couldn’t take it anymore.

So I left him.

Leaving him meant leaving the only security I have known. I know some people don’t understand that – but you did! You didn’t judge me for not leaving sooner or having 6 children. You actually celebrated my decision with me. We made a plan together for my future and while it isn’t happening in an instant, it IS happening!

I have been living in the domestic violence shelter for three months with all of my children. My husband smashed my phone and slashed my tires, so those were two expenses that came up suddenly for me. You paid for my tires so I can have transportation and I had insurance, so I was able to pay my deductible and get a new phone. I’ve been paralyzed by fear so just making these decisions seemed impossible for me. Step by step, you’ve been here to guide me through it all – one decision at a time, being patient with me as I worked through my fears.

You’ve encouraged me to work with my local domestic violence coalition and I have a lawyer through legal aide. I have filed for divorce. I’ll never forget the day I went back to our house with the police to get some of our things to put in storage. He wasn’t home so I thought it was safe and I had the police with me. When I went in our closet, there it was. A handgun. It was as if I suddenly realized just how serious this is. There were liquor bottles all over the house. Seeing this was a reality check for me – like I was blinded to it before, but my eyes had suddenly been opened. It was confirmed. I’m making the right decision.

I also just got my letter from housing last week! WE’VE BEEN APPROVED FOR HOUSING IN ANOTHER CITY! You told me to hold on and keep doing what I can, and God would do what I can’t. You promised that you would work hard for me and encouraged me to work hard for me too.

I couldn’t believe that after all you have done you were also willing to provide Christmas for all my children. You were able to get ALL the things they wanted! It made us feel so loved. I don’t know what I would have done without your help. I just don’t know if I could have gone on…

Thank you to everyone who donates to Prolove Ministries. Because of you, I have hope for our future. Because of you, my children feel safe and are no longer afraid.”