By Tonier Cain
"Choose for yourselves today whom you are going to serve…" – Joshua 24:15 (NIV)
It is sort of unfathomable to think that simply 9 years in the past Neen was once in prison—a position as popular to her because the streets she lived on. in exactly 15 years, she have been arrested eighty three occasions with sixty six convictions. Neen had–and lost–four young children, she was once a crack addict, a prostitute, and desperately misplaced. yet so long as she had breath, she may nonetheless have desire. someday, after 19 years hustling at the streets of Annapolis, Neen's crumb of desire changed into a seed of trust.
"Then i'm going to make as much as you for the years that the swarming locust has eaten…" – Joel 2:25 (NASV)
Healing Neen is not only one other tale approximately sufferers and survivors or restoration and redemption; finally, it's a tale of fine information and a testomony to God's grace and presence. it's the tale of a woman's route to salvation and a propitious glimpse into the capability buried deep inside a few of society's such a lot weak people.
"See that you simply don't despise the sort of youngsters. For I inform you that during heaven, their angels regularly see the face of my Father, who's in heaven." – Matthew 18:10 (ESV)
But this tale is not only approximately Neen; it truly is in regards to the worth of human lifestyles, the intensity of agony, and the heights of grace. it's a convincing cri de Coeur for greater practices within the manner we deal with and information these stuck within the cycles of trauma, dependancy, and serial incarceration. Neen brings us face-to-face with the ever-present corruption, forget, and abuse in many of the structures intended to defend at-risk girls and youngsters, but she leaves us with wish that issues can swap for the better.
Today, Tonier Cain's calling is to assist store millions of different "Neens" around the kingdom. She is a number one recommend for trauma-informed care in prisons and psychological overall healthiness amenities. She is a champion for interpreting and enhancing the best way we aid each other towards redemption, and he or she is the voice of compassion and promise for thus many nonetheless dwelling at the fringe who have to pay attention, "where there is breath, there is hope.
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