October 14, 2016                                                                                                                                                                        Dear Brother House and Mrs. Steph,                                                                                                                                 I want you both to know how much I truly, truly love you both! You have helped me more than any people I've ever met/known. I want you two to know how much I appreciate everything y'all have shown me, just everything you've ever done for me since I got here. I really cannot tell you both how much I love you. I can't say it enough I love you so, so much.                                                                                                                                       Love,                                                                                                                                                                               Allyson Reid
 
I just want to thank you for all that you did for me. After I left I completed my school and was accepted into college. Things are going great for me. Thank you for all you did for me and for helping me. I want to get my church to gather food so that I can bring it for Christmas.
Sommer Stevens
October 2016 
 
 
I really liked it at Circle of Hope because I felt that the Lord was allowing me to show my testimony to the girls. I got saved on August 28, 2013.                       Ashley Waln
Name:Katelyn McCurdy
Date Posted:07/19/2014
Comments:Wow!!!! Do you like the fact that you graduated from there and had a teenage life there???? Someone asked me this when I came home and this is what I said,.... Yes!!!! I absolutely love it!!! If I never went there I probably wouldn't have ever graduated, kept the things I learned there like respect, hardwork, not giving up, picking yourself back up and becoming a better person in my life for the Lord!!! I don't do everything right. This world is hard, confusing, ridiculous and acts like it's gonna explode but with God's help, I go through it peacefully, joyfully and everyday I look forward to the next because I know it's God that is guiding me, shielding me and directing me. Being in a closed environment like the ranch, girls want to explore the world and get out but they need to realize that we need God first before we just take that foot and put it down on this wicked worldly ground. I didn't realize this at first but now I've opened my eyes and actually looked in the mirror and realized that that special awesome SOMEONE (GOD ) wasn't there standing next to me and I desired HIM!!!!!! Girls you might think, phew! I'm good without that whole God thing!! Well I hate to break it to you but you're wrong. You need God. He says in the Bible that HE'S the light and we need to follow Him and HIS light all of our life no matter how stupid or ridiculous or hard it might seem :) it's always worth it in the end :) trust me, I learned this and the householders are amazing tool of GOD!!!! I PRAY that you guys are tremendously blessed not here on earth but up in heaven because that's where we'll be for eternity!!!! I Love you guys dearly and think about you guys tons!!! :) ❤❤❤❤

Former Students 

“Circle of Hope has helped me in many ways. I grew closer to my family and to God, and have a relationship that I didn’t thing I would ever have. I received the help I needed everyday, whether it being with school, problems I was having with myself, or spiritual guidance from the Householders. Before I was there, I was a wreck and needed more help than I thought. I was of course very angry when I first got there, but it didn’t take me long to realize that is where I needed to be. I found myself I guess you could say which made me very happy. I started to accept the help, and accept God, letting Him into my life. Once I started doing that, everything just seemed to fall into place for me getting back on my feet. Was everyday easy? Of course not, the devil was fighting me every single step of the way. And he still is today. I have not been “perfect” since I came home, to be honest, but I have not completely fallen back. I am always reminded everyday of what I had put my parents through, and how miserable I was, and that is not something I want to go through again. So I stop. I catch myself. But I don’t do it alone, I can’t. That is another thing I had to learn. I cannot fix problems myself; I need God. He has always carried me though everything and continues to, and always will. I have never been truly happier than I am now. I haven’t returned to my old life style, and I know I could have never reached this point on my own. Circle of Hope is a good ministry, and believe me when I say you have to be dedicated to make this part of your every day life. I have appreciated what this ministry has done for me, and loved seeing God work though not only my own, but other girls in the home. I feel strong, and I’m on my feet, and again happy.”

Mallory

 

 

“Due to past experiences with me you may not believe me but I couldn’t be more thankful for you and Brother House. I stayed up late tonight thinking about where I’ve been and where I’m going. I have a little girl on the way and one of the first things I said when I first found out was "I hope she doesn’t turn out like me or I’m in for hell". I was just joking at the time but after thinking it through I don’t know how I would have turned out if I hadn’t gone to COH. Being there was very easy compared to the real world because it was so much easier to do the right thing. I wish I had realized this while I was there rather than trying to convince my mom and my sister that I was ready to go home. (Obviously I was far from it). But to sum it all up I appreciate the time I spent there and yes I have wished I could go back several times rather than facing the problems that I have caused myself. Though I may not have left ready, I left with knowledge that I use every day.

Please tell the girls that are there now that they don’t need to rush to go home. They’re blessed by being there. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE.”

Christina Larson

 

“Before I went to Circle of Hope, I was headed down a long road of destruction. I was into drugs and guys. I  had been planning on running away to Missouri with my boyfriend and having a baby. I was very sneaky and I constantly was lying about something.

On May 21, 2009 I was brought to Circle of Hope. At first I was very angry and I hated everyone including GOD! Brother House and Mrs. Steph were used in my life by GOD. They taught me quite a lot about the LORD. On October 24, 2010 I was saved under the preaching of Pastor Wally Williams. The week before I was saved we had gone to a Mission's Conference, that last night the singing group sang "So Much To Thank Him For." This song had convicted me so much that I started crying, but I still put off getting saved! That Sunday morning Bro. Wally Williams preached, and once again I was under conviction, but still I did not of forward! About 3:30 PM Brother House called for a meeting in which he gave his testimony, and he asked "If the bus were to get hit by a tractor-trailer and we all died where would you go?" This was the last straw for me. I went to Mrs. Steph and told her that I needed to get saved, we went into the kitchen and at that very moment I knelt and asked the LORD to save me, it was definitely the best day of my life!

After I was saved my Grandpa went into the hospital, and we all thought that he was going to die. Satan was really working on me, and I let him! Less than a year later my Dad passed away and I had a really hard time with it. I did not want Brother House or Mrs. Steph to help me, until about a month before I went home.

I have been home for about six months, and I have had some problems but if I had kept my eyes on the LORD in my times of trouble, these problems never would have existed. Thankfully, the LORD intervened and I am doing everything I can to serve Him to the best of my ability.

Brother House and Mrs. Steph do everything possible to help us girls. They love us very, very much and I appreciate them for everything they do! I miss them and the girls. I can tell you that they would never hurt us. The LORD is definitely working though them to help me and others in their relationship with the LORD.”

Crystal Sampson