Many people ask about the history of how the women at The Mission became homeless. The answer is always the same “everyone is different, every story is different”. CiMire and her daughter “K” have a story that will seem unbelievable to most, but not to God. God knows our hearts, and knows the lessons we need to learn in our lives in order to grow closer to him.
CiMire, just 3 years ago was a very wealthy entrepreneur business woman living in England. Due to a divorce from her husband, and funds being held up in the courts, losing her apartment in Dallas last year to the freeze, and losing her job, she lost everything she had here as well. She suddenly found herself having to “reinvent” her life. CiMire and K, were facing homelessness. Although she came to the U.S. with 2 degrees, one in business management and another in nursing, she thought coming to the U.S. would open new doors for her, but her career license and medical education credits did not transfer here. Persevering, she lived off of her savings and stayed in hotels until that was no longer an option. She went to Lone Star College to seek out what was required to become reinstated in the medical field, but it too was beyond reach. Then, one day she was crying and full of despair, sitting in the library when a woman approached her and told her about The Mission of Yahweh.
Upon arrival, CiMire said she could feel the presence of the Lord God here. She knew it was an answer to prayer. She did all the things expected of her, and has kept busy getting her visa status fixed to stay here longer, getting her daughter in school, and then started looking at career options.
CiMire has goals to open her own Home Health Agency, but needs to first get her nursing degree again. But how to get to that amount of money, and survive until then, took a lot of research and time.
until she learned about our Scholarship program.
In spite of all the stumbling blocks, her attitude is so amazing. She told us that she knows God has brought her here for a reason and that being here has humbled her. She never thought twice about spending money when she had so much, but this has been a real life lesson. Being here has been a challenge. Sharing space, eating in a large dining hall instead of her own kitchen, and more, has been a challenge for her. Its not been like the wealthy lifestyle she had in England and she’s had to come to terms with that. She feels God has more to teach her and her daughter about how to be better stewards of the gifts God gives. She has grown closer to God and is learning more about what His purpose is for her life everyday.
Today CiMire is enrolled in CDL classes and will soon be taking a job with Schneider Trucking. She will be driving internationally in order to raise the money she needs to update her education and be able to reach her goals. She wants to give back to the Mission and promises to come back and volunteer and to become a supporter of the Mission because God’s work is being done here. She is very grateful for God’s hand in her life and is excited about her future.