Precious…a beautiful name given to her at birth. But for most of her childhood, precious was not how she felt. At the age of three, Precious’ mom aband electricity for extended periods of time.

During a drunken state, one evening her dad was driving a Moped and was struck by a minivan leaving him a quadriplegic. With no mother to help her, Precious began to care for her father.

“I felt hopeless and I thought the world would be better off without me.”

At the age of 13, Precious felt she could no longer hand attempted to take her life. Fortunately, she was not successful.

God used the worst moments of her life as a beacon for help. Child protective services discovered her living conditions, and fits of rage.

One day she visited Loft181, a clothing boutique ministry of One More Child. “Everyone there was so loving and loved me!”

Through the continued love and He became her FATHER! Her desire to belong to a family was now found in Jesus.

The boutique manager of Loft181 took her in and a place to belong.

Precious recently shared her story with over 500 people at the Hope to 5K run to raise money for One More Child to help other children like her.

Precious Monthly Story

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