Hello, my name is Sarah Evans

Picture_624Hello, my name is Sarah Evans. I am 29 and single mother of 3 beautiful children. I was born in Central Oregon into a vey dysfunctional family! My mother’s life was taken the night of her 18 birthday when I was only a year old. As far as my father was concerned, he was never around. He lived a lifestyle of drugs and crime.
I was living with my Grandfather when had found that he was molesting me. So at the ages 4 I became Award of the State and was in and out of group homes and in at least 15 different foster homes. Living in these circumstances I encountered every form of abuse imaginable. From being raped to being beaten; this forced me to turn my feelings inward. I became a very angry and rebellious teen. Knowing nothing about the real world but desperately wanting to be on my own. Needless to say from the ages 13 to17 I spent running the street, being a runaway. This is where I got introduce to the drug world, which would consume my life for the next12 years. At the age of 15 I was introduce to methamphetamine and that was it, my life no longer belong to me. I had a little girl at the age of 17. So I did what I knew best I turned to selling drugs in order to support my daughter and me. At this time I had made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t let anyone hurt me ever again. I had turned cold hearted; my life was filled with nothing but drugs, crime and money
Then it happened; I did something that almost put me in prison. For me, this was my turning point. As I sat in that cold jail cell; tired, lonely and empty I cried out to the Lord and from that moment on it really didn’t matter where I was because I was filled with his presence. The only way I had was to look up. I accepted him to be my Lord and Savior in that cell and from that moment on he had ordained my step. Instead of going to prison the courts sentenced me to the Walter Hoving Home program which is where I was introduced to the Rainbow Family Ministry. Miss Lee is teaching me how important it is to have a strong foundation in the Lord and I am attending accounting courses, I have also been able to start the restoration with my children and learning how to lean on him for guidance when it comes to my parenting skills. I realize now that I do not have to endure this journey on my own. As long as I seek him in all that I do, I will persevere beyond my means. The Lord has called me to be in the ministry so I hope and pray somehow that I will have the opportunity to attending Bible College and pursue my vision to one day open a home for teen mother on my reservation back in Oregon. But for now I am taking accounting class.
Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord had anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.