LISTEN ONLINE: Hydi’s story
Meet Hydi: A young lady who spent time in prison and was wrestling with a drug addiction so intense it was truly a life or death matter.
“Because of my addiction family didn’t know if they should take me in. They didn’t know what I was going to be like, you know, they didn’t really want to take a chance… and I can’t blame them for that. So I got paroled here. I’d wake up in the morning and that would be my first thought. And if i couldn’t get any more drugs at night, that would be my last thought is ‘how am i going to get more’. And I would say, you know, ‘I’m not going to do this tomorrow.. I’m not doing this anymore’, and I’d wake up and that would be the first thing ‘how am I going to get it… who am I going to mess over to get what I need to get?'”
At Rescue Ministries of Mid-Michigan we believe that the key to a fresh start is centered in Christ. Hydi discovered that wonderful reality and her life has turned around 180 degrees. Today she’s very thankful for the ministry of the mission.
“I’m just very grateful that it all worked out, it was all God’s plan. You know, brought me here, closer to Calvary, close to women who care about me, you know. I got close to myself here, you know, seeing obstacles that I could overcome. I feel they could have looked at me just like I was before but I believe they know that people change and, you know, they gave me that opportunity to prove to them that I have changed…
…and I truly believe that was God, you know.”