JasmineJasmine is a survivor.

She’s lived through the abuse of her father, running away at age fourteen, and living on the streets. Now she counsels at risk young women—giving them a second chance at life.

But when her mother dies, can she face the past she’s forced herself to forget for the last twenty years? Or will the past she’s now forgotten take over her present?

From the author:

I am blessed to be a longtime supporter of Portland Rescue Mission. When they started Shepherd’s Door, a mission that reaches out to hurting women and children, it struck a chord in my heart.

Over the years, I’ve been privileged to hear the recovery stories of several friends and a few strangers, and there’s one thing that remains constant: Recovery never happens on its own—there’s always someone there with an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, and a hand to hold.

As I wrote Jasmine, I thought back to the many videos I’d seen on the Portland Rescue Mission’s web page sharing personal stories of recovery and redemption. I knew that was the kind of place Jasmine would find help and return one day to help others.

It’s difficult for those who have suffered abuse or addiction to conceive of a loving God—they have no point of reference. Shepherd’s Door makes that point of reference tangible and real. They give women and children a safe place to stay, food to eat, clothing and the support they need to heal from the brokenness in their lives—they are the hands and feet of Jesus.

I hope you’ll join me my support of Shepherd’s Door and bless them with your donation. Together we can add to the Kingdom and help mend one broken heart at a time.

In His Arms,

April McGowan


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