My Name Is Mindy – Mindy Parker

My name is Mindy.  I was a drug addict for 20 years.  My lifestyle led me to prison.  Prison is basically human warehousing.  Where little is offered for rehabilitation and leaves you feeling worthless, hopeless and in despair.  The only hope people have in prison are programs that come in to volunteer like xtreme SOULutions who teach about God’s forgiveness, God’s love, that God has a plan for each one of our lives and that there is hope.  Being a part of xtreme SOULutions has been a true blessing from God.  They came to me at the lowest point in my life and taught me Biblical that broke strong holds on my life.  Their mentorship has given me great encouragement and help upon and after release.  They helped obtain a full wardrobe and shoes, household items, hygiene, dishes, furniture, access to a computer for employment search and introduced me to the employer I am blessed to currently work for.  They check on me often taking me out to lunch.  They are always only a phone call away if I need something, for prayer, or just to talk.  They not only teach Biblical principles but also live them.  They don’t care whats in my past knowing and pointing out that I have Jesus’ forgiveness.  They only care about what I want to do with my life in Christ and how they can help me succeed.  God has truly blessed me through this program.  They helped me to see that I’m not a bad person just made some bad decisions.  I am forever grateful to xtreme SOULutions.

–Mindy J. Parker