Who We Are

bio pic“The highest honor of my life is to help these women find Jesus and be finally free to live the abundant life that’s provided to them through Jesus Christ.”
Jennifer Kostyal, Founder

Jesus Christ healed me and delivered me from suicide, drugs, alcohol and sexual abuse at the age of 31! From there, I find myself almost 21 years later with a full time  prison ministry for women called Transformed By The Word , and now a volunteer Chaplain of Pender County Jail. For over a year as a Chaplain in Pender Jail, I have met the most precious women that are locked up because of the same issues of sexual abuse and addictions. We are seeing these women healed and delivered weekly in our Jail Chapel Services and it is such an honor to lead these precious women to Christ. However, to my absolute shock, in Pender County we have no transitional homes/shelters for women and teenagers coming out of prison or jail. Sheriff Carson Smith and Captain Jones made me aware of the fact that some of these precious teenagers and women are being released to the streets, or to be totally truthful, they are actually going back  to  the pimps that helped supply their drugs, because they have nowhere else to go. It is my call by God to lead these women to Christ, and to live out the words of James 2:16 also, and help meet their daily needs and shelter as well as spiritual needs. Weekly I see 16, 17 and 18 year olds  through 30 year olds in this jail on  heroine mostly ,and sometimes they have asked to come home with me and you do not know the times I have left weeping, because they have my story and nowhere to go. My goal is $75,000 to provide them  with a  year program transitional home, free of charge for these women and teenagers,  that is near the Sheriff’s department in Burgaw, NC  for their safety. We need these funds by JULY 30, 2016 to begin leasing/renting and setting up this home for the women and staff. For the last six months, my staff has been developing a full curriculum for these women  and even have a business owner to give them a job after six months in our program.  All I need now is the home, to place them in, so they can start their lives with the help of THE HOUSE OF HOPE . I see the Hand of God on all we are doing and now we need the Body of Christ to help us finance THE HOUSE OF HOPE  for His Daughters that need our help to stay off drugs and the streets. Please let them know they are worth saving by giving from your heart and when we have our grand opening come celebrate with us! This is a huge undertaking, but I know Jesus healed  me of Breast Cancer 6 months ago to do more for the Lord and THE HOUSE OF HOPE is that more to do!

THANKS FOR GIVING GENEROUSLY TO LIVE OUT MATTHEW 25:36 AND SOW INTO THESE PRECIOUS WOMEN’S LIVES.  WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER AS CHRISTIANS TO HELP OUR SISTERS! THERE IS NO DONATION TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL!

A One-year Transitional Home for Women