PARENT'S TESTIMONIES
 
 
 
I. AND G. 
 
ON JUNE 24, 2013, WE TRAVELED TO MISSOURI FROM EAST TEXAS TO DROP OF A VERY ANGRY, DISRESPECTFUL, UNTRUTHFUL, SEXUALLY ACTIVE, BACKTALKING TEENAGER AT CIRCLE OF HOPE GIRLS RANCH. WE HAD REACHED OUR BREAKING POINT AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO TO KEEP HER FROM FURTHER DESTRUCTION, DESTROYING OUR FAMILY AND POSSIBLY WORSE. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A HEARTBREAKING DECISION, WE FELT A PEACE WHEN WE PULLED ONTO THE PROPERTY. OUR DAUGHTER WOULD NOT SPEAK TO US, HUG US BYE, JUST HAD A TOUGH KID ATTITUDE AND WE WERE HORRIBLE FOR DOING THIS. BUT WE WERE GONNA LOOSE HER EVEN MORE IF WE DID NOT DO SOME TOUGH LOVE. WE JUST COULD NOT REACH HER.

WITHIN A FEW MONTHS OF BEING THERE SHE CALLED AND TOLD US SHE HAD BEEN SAVED. TALK ABOUT A BLESSING! GOD HAD USED THE HOUSEHOLDERS TO BREAK THROUGH WHAT WE COULD NOT! WE COULD TELL A DIFFERENCE IN HER EVEN WITHOUT SEEING HER…….COULD HEAR IT IN HER VOICE. IT’S LIKE YOU COULD SEE THE SMILE THROUGH THE PHONE.

WHEN OUR FIRST VISIT CAME, WE COULD NOT BELIEVE THE CHANGE IN HER! IT WAS SURE NOT THE GIRL WE LEFT THERE. SHE HAS A SMILE, IS RESPECTFUL, ACTUALLY LAUGHS, HELPFUL AND WANTS THE LORD TO GUIDE HER LIFE. IT WAS A 360 FROM WHAT WE WERE USED TO.

ON JUNE 25, 2015 SHE ACTUALLY COMPLETED THE PROGRAM. AT THE TIME OF THIS LETTER IT IS MAY OF 2017, ALMOST TWO YEARS AFTER COMPLETION, BUT HAS CHOSEN TO STAY AND HELP OTHERS, AND SHE LOVES IT THERE. OUR DAUGHTER HAS AN AMAZING GPA AND WILL BE GOING TO COLLEGE AND THEN RETURNING TO CIRCLE OF HOPE AFTER COMPLETION OF HER COLLEGE TO HELP RUN THE RANCH. WE ARE SO PROUD OF HER AND WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. SHE HAS BEEN TAUGHT TO BE AND DRESS LIKE A YOUNG LADY AND NOT A TRAMP. SHE CARES ABOUT OTHERS AND WANTS TO HELP OTHER GIRLS THAT ARE GOING THROUGH THINGS SHE WENT THROUGH.

WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO CIRCLE OF HOPE AND GOD FOR GIVING US OUR DAUGHTER BACK. I HONESTLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO HER IF NOT FOR THIS WONDERFUL RANCH AND CARING PEOPLE! OUT DAUGHTER LOVES AND CHERISHES THE HOUSEHOLDERS AS WELL AS WE DO FOR THE LOVE AND CARE THAT THEY SHOW AND HAVE SHOWN. I RECOMMEND CIRCLE OF HOPE FOR ANYONE THAT IS AT THE END OF THEIR ROPE WITH THEIR DAUGHTER. I KNOW THERE ARE THINGS OUT ON THE WEB THAT SAY HORRIBLE THINGS ABOUT THE RANCH………BUT PLEASE DON’T READ OR BELIEVE THAT. MANY GIRLS OR PARENTS PUT THINGS ON THERE THAT ARE NOT TRUE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE ANGRY ABOUT SOMETHING. TAKE IT FROM A PARENT THAT IS LIVING PROOF THAT CIRCLE OF HOPE IS A GODSEND. AND WE THANK THE HOUSEHOLDERS FOR LOVING OUR DAUGHTER THROUGH THE TOUGH ROAD THAT SHE WAS ON.