Kyonda and her two brothers and sister were raised by their single mother and were in and out of shelters most of their young lives. “I had a rough childhood and always felt the cards I was dealt weren’t fair,” she recalls. At 23, she struggled to hold a job because of her poor work ethic, so she couldn’t afford an apartment of her own. She also couldn’t control the anger she’d bottled up inside and was in and out of jail because of her violent behavior.
“I knew I needed to be motivated and I was mad at the world for the mistakes I was making. I felt my life was worthless.”
We’re pleased to announce that our Women’s Tea raised over $132,000 to support women and children at our Hope Family Center! We’re so thankful to keynote speaker Lizzie Velasquez, emcee Brooke Bouma and everyone else who made this event so special. Check out more information about event results, thank yous and videos and photos here.
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Meals served: 41,208
Shelter bed nights: 15,537
Since July 2000
Meals served: 1,529,434
Shelter bed nights: 572,697
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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with my eye.
— Psalm 32:8 NKJV
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Hope Ministries |
P.O. Box 862 |
Des Moines, IA |