A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
I have four children and my husband is an alcoholic. Because of his desire for alcohol there was never any money for food for our family. I couldn’t pay for my kids schooling and He would hit me and threaten me when I asked for any money, for either food or school. I got deep into debt because of him, and I couldn’t pay for these things and with the responsibility for my children I could no longer work a regular job. I thank God my parents helping us to eat everyday.
My husband threatened me so much I was very afraid and didn’t know what to do. This was so bad I use to cry on the streets. One day I was walking on the street and my husband hit me right there and he also started choking me. God (who knows everything) sent Noe to help me and he called the police. He asked me what was wrong and I told them all of my problems. He told me about a place called Solomon’s Porch that maybe they could help me. I went to seek their help and they offered to send my husband to a rehabilitation center for three months.
He agreed to go but didn’t like it and escaped after two and a half months. I did not know this and I was walking down the street when I saw him and I became very scared. When I got home he was there waiting for me with a load of threats and abusive words; he threw food and other things at me. Since that day I left him and now I am a happier person. I think he left me first a long time ago.
I went back to Solomon’s Porch and Noe told me about La Casa de la Paz and how they gave talks and helped woman like me. Now I’m no longer alone and I feel happy and grateful to be a part of God’s family in La Casa de La Paz. I have been attending meetings for two years now. We have a saying, “God is not the God of confusion but of peace” and I know personally this is true.
Also my husband’s family didn’t like me and they went to a witch and I was sick and depressed for some time. The curse over me and my family is now broken in Jesus name. I thank God for La Casa de La Paz because now I know who I truly am as a child of God. The past is the past and now I am beginning to smile at the future. Now I am even more happy as God is blessing us with a new house for me and my children. God is good.
Rosa happens to live next door to Maria, her husband and their three children. Maria is also a long time member of La Casa de La Paz. Alex has been sober and reunited with his family now for three years.