Women Restored

She was very young when her uncle caught her alone in the garage. For many years, she remembered only the feeling of being trapped in the corner, staring at a spider web. Later, the memories surfaced, and she realized what her uncle had done to her – how he had stolen her innocence and whispered, “Don’t tell.” Because she had been raised in a Christian family and taught to obey authority, she did what her uncle demanded. She never, ever told.

Statistics remind us that one in every 3-4 girls are sexually abused. This abuse can be in many forms; i.e. sexual contact, repeated use of sexual language, exposure to pornography, inappropriate attention directed toward the body, boundary violations, etc. It can happen in infancy, childhood or any time during a woman’s life – including the rape of the elderly.

At GateWay of Hope Ministries, we understand the trauma of sexual abuse and how it can taint a woman’s life. We are here to help, to offer hope and encouragement and to gently usher women toward restoration.

On Monday, September 12th, we will begin a new group called Women Restored. Using materials from Restoring the Heart Ministries, GateWay will provide a safe place to face what was done to us and find the healing offered through Christ. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact Rebecca at 913.393.GATE (4283).