Renewal Story: Molesa

Posted: June 10, 2020

Molesa, a single mom, was working 50 to 60 hours a week as an Uber and Lyft driver… until a car accident last November left her without a source of income. She had three teenage children and no savings.

With December rent coming up and no way to pay it, Molesa started looking for a place for her family to stay. She found UGM-TC online. While waiting to see if they got in, she brought her children for Thanksgiving dinner and had a look around. “It was really nice!” she remembers. “Then they called and said we could come in on December 5th. I said, ‘Let’s do this!” 

Since she arrived, Molesa tells us, UGM-TC has exceeded all her expectations. “It was so organized. I like the way the program is set up.” She has attended a number of classes, including Financial Literacy, Parenting and Skill Building. She enjoys the Bible study class, Alpha – especially the discussions – and appreciates how the Mission supports her faith in Christ.

Molesa’s children, Sara, Isaiah and Moses, have made friends at the Mission and are thriving in school. “They have tutoring, and they’re in the mentorship program,” Molesa says. Being at UGM-TC has brought her family closer by sharing meals and spending leisure time together. “They see me a lot more than when I was driving. We have a schedule.”

While at the Mission, Molesa is finishing college, working, saving money and preparing for a job as an accountant. Beyond that, she hopes to open a women’s shelter of her own someday. “God has a plan,” she says. “Just being here is training me. Can I do something like that” Yeah, I can do it! I’ll just take it step by step and watch it grow.”

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Ephesians 6:10

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