Renewing Her Mind

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Mar 13, 2019 9:29:42 AM

Before coming to the UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene, Nikki Downs was in jail. Her infant son had been taken by Child Protective Services, and her teenage daughter was living with her sister.

Today, Nikki is nearing completion of the LIFE Recovery Program, has both her children living with her and is doing her business practicum at the Kroc Center. She has been sober from alcohol for six years and clean from meth for 18 months.

Nikki speaks clearly about the reason for the change in her: “My personal relationship with the Lord and the fellowship with other people, but mainly, getting into the Word, reading what it says and applying it to my life. I find joy in that, and that’s very new.”

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The Prodigal Daughter

Posted by Union Gospel Mission Mar 27, 2015 3:20:00 PM

There was a kind and gentle man who had two daughters. One day the youngest daughter impatiently declared, “Dad, I can’t wait for you to die to get my inheritance. I want to live and create a life of my own—away from here. I want you to give me what is mine now.”

The father deeply loved his daughter and didn’t want her to go. He knew what life would be like away from his protection. Yet, he gave his precious daughter what she asked. 

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