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Listen as Karen Beemus, Executive Director of Tulare Lighthouse Rescue Mission talks about her journey from drug dealer, to prison, to ministry. Her sole purpose now is to help other people find their purpose.
Hello, my name is Karen Beemus and I want to share some hope with you all today. I came from an abusive childhood, as I got older I was tired of constant pain and depression so I began using drugs to numb the pain. This turned into an addiction that lasted over 15 years. I was suicidal, homicidal, and roaming this earth aimlessly. I didn't care about anyone or anything. No hope and no future. One night I remembered what my grandmother told me about JESUS. And I called on HIM with a sincere heart and HE heard me! I had wasted most of my life using and selling drugs then GOD stepped in and changed everything. Today not only am I healed of everything one suffers from abuse but I have purpose. I have been meth free over 12 years now and am walking in the Will of GOD. I get to help others today that have gone through the same things, see the way out and that there is life after abuse and drug addiction. You see what the enemy meant for evil, GOD makes it work for our good. I know because I am living proof that someone can change. Instead of hurting others today by selling them drugs, I get to help them and I am forever grateful to be used by GOD for such a thing!! My message to the world is yes we endure things in this life, some due to our own choices and some due to the choices of others but, GOD makes all things work together for the good of those that love HIM and are called according to HIS Purpose!!!
At Tulare Lighthouse I am here, we are here, to help you find your hope. Your new future starts here, tulare Lighthouse Rescue Mission.