A word from our Director of Campus Support
"And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary."
I am truly humbled to see the way God is working through me to make a difference in the lives of the young ladies at StreetLightUSA.
Prior to coming to work at StreetLightUSA, my wife and I had moved out of the Phoenix Dream Center. To make ends meet I decided to go work for Uber. The day that job was supposed to start, I received a phone call from Skye Steele asking if I would join the StreetLightUSA team in the security department. I have a background in corrections and a heart for the cause so this job sounded perfect.
When someone asks me “what do you do for your job?” it’s not a simple answer because we all work together to do our part in helping the young ladies transition from trauma to triumph. Some days I accomplish that with specific tasks - such as fixing the irrigation system; other days I work more in the background – such as managing a volunteer group to help free up the staff while they serve our young ladies.
One of the fun projects I had the pleasure to streamline is the way our campus looks. We have grass now! Everyone was excited the day our grass was put in. Weeds have been cleaned up and flowers planted; I oversee volunteers on a regular basis to help maintain the landscaping. We also established a regular maintenance team to keep everything running efficiently.
I’m really excited to be a part of the vision Skye has for StreetLightUSA. One day at a time our campus is able to be a part of the healing process our young ladies go through. Our goal is for our campus to become a community so the girls have everything they need right here. We plan to build a chapel, a medical facility, a gymnasium and develop equine therapy. All of this becomes possible when we work as a team and allow volunteers to impact the lives of young girls in need. As we reach more churches and community groups, acquaint them with our mission and vision, show them our appreciation and how much of an impact they can have, they find a new sense of purpose and take that with them back into their communities, inspiring others. Overseeing volunteer groups is a very rewarding part of my job.
It’s an honor and a privilege to work with like-minded people to help the young ladies at StreetLightUSA feel loved by us and by Christ - today and for the rest of their lives as they continue to transition from trauma to triumph.