"I used to use my body to pay for my children's housing and schooling. Now He pays with His body.
Jesus is the one who makes my restoration and healing all possible."
FATIMA Fatima is a resident at House of Hope who started prostitution at 15 years of age in Nicaragua. After a year in the business, she moved to Guatemala where her life took a serious turn for the worse. Always feeling an emptiness inside, Fatima tried everything from homosexuality to cocaine in order to fill the void. At her lowest point, she remembers her 5' 7" frame weighing just 85 pounds. She later moved back to Nicaragua but her lifestyle did not change until she came to House of Hope.
It was during a free medical clinic when Fatima first came to House of Hope, almost 2 years ago. She heard the message of Jesus Christ that day and began coming back on Tuesdays. Fatima now has had the opportunity to go to school and has learned how to sew and cook. Her personality and outlook on life have completely changed. She has accepted Christ, along with his redeeming power. She understands the love God has for her but is humble in saying she still has much more to learn in her walk with God.
Last December, she came face-to-face with temptation as she was taking a walk. A man who used call on her for sexual services came to find her and flashed a lot of money in her face saying it was all meant for her if she would only say yes. She felt tempted but was able to overcome. She told him, "The blood of Jesus has power. If Christ is with me, no one can touch me." She walked away and left the man and the ways of her old life behind. She is full to the brim with Christ's love and only He can fulfill her deepest needs and desires.