[guestpost]Shelby is the house mom of what I call The Taylor House-one of the campuses for women at The Mission of Hope. I know you will be encouraged by her story of salvation, and the effect it had on her unsaved mother.[/guestpost]

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I grew up in the “party scene”. My parents were divorced and my mom was in an active addiction to prescription pills. So, I played the role of a mother to my two younger siblings.

At the age of 16, my mom and her friends gave me ecstasy for the first time. That turned into something we did on a regular basis.

Eventually, I was smoking marijuana and doing pills every single day. Before long, I was completely sold out to drugs and doing whatever I could to get what I needed.

I was arrested and charged with robbery in the 1st degree at 19 years old. My drug addiction had taken over. I was placed on probation and during that time I violated on 3 different occasions.

I went to court on April 29, 2015 fully expecting to receive my 10-year prison sentence, not knowing God had a different plan.

That day, I entered the Haven of Hope and was saved only 6 days later. Today, I am not only sober. I am redeemed!

God has delivered me from a life of death and destruction. He has shown me a love that only He could provide. He has brought me back to life.

Almost a year after I received Christ as my savior, my mother entered the Haven of Hope in Fruitdale and received Jesus into her heart as well. Today, we are both saved and set free.

Our story is a story of redemption. The greatest part is that He isn’t finished yet.

[shareable]I am redeemed! ~ Shelby Scarborough[/shareable]

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: ~ Philippians 1:6 KJV

Bridgett Henson

I am a sinner saved by amazing grace. I use both written and spoken words to help kindred souls see their own beauty through God's eyes in hope that they will accept their Happily Ever After as provided by Jesus Christ. I've authored 3 books in The Whatever Series, and am a book coach with Empowered Publications.


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