A few days ago, Laura, Shaneen, Hannah, and Bethany traveled to a program called Gems Uncovered; here, they were able to witness and participate in a very powerful and beautiful graduation. This was not just any graduation ceremony, but one that enabled young women to step into a new life - Gems Uncovered works directly with women who come in from human trafficking, and offers them a way out, a new identity, and a new perspective. The lovely graduates each made a vision board, which expressed where they have been, but more importantly – where they are aiming to go.
This was a reminder to us all that… It does not matter what your past is, if you have God on your side you can do such amazing things through him. Please keep these young women at Gems Uncovered in your prayers as they take on this bright, new chapter in life.
~~Shout out to Bethany for singing during the girl’s graduation (which triggered lots of teary eyes and touched hearts)!

Our wonderful team!! Pictured: Greg Hunt (Teen Challenge); Jasmine O’Hea & Gail O’Hea (long-time NorthEast supporters); Laura (founder and executive director); Bethany (NorthEast staff member); Maura (VCF volunteer in small animals); Jacqueline (Laura’s daughter and equine surgeon); Joan Brown (NorthEast supporter)!