Crossing the Jordan has helped me find my hope again. I wasn’t living life. I had lost my children and my happiness. When I came back here, I was blown away by all of the love and support I felt. I guess you could say, it rubbed off on me enough and I was able to also feel that towards myself again. I have my kids back and life couldn’t be better. I have my hope and happiness. Thank the Lord for this training, because I am truly living again!
Before Crossing the Jordan, I didn’t have any sense of direction. I had lost all hope for my life. I was on my way to prison for 5 years before I knew about The Academy. Somehow the judge found out I was a Veteran and decided to give me a chance. Crossing the Jordan has helped me change my life. It has helped me change my perspective of life and completely turn it around.
Before Crossing the Jordan, I was in and out of prison and my default was broken. I was deceitful to avoid being uncomfortable. I had lost hope. Now, I am living a life with purpose. I love to live in the light instead of the darkness. With the training’s, I have changed my defaults from ignoring uncomfortable situations to facing them head on and accepting the outcome. I’ve established a relationship with my 13-year-old daughter for the first time. I know my new life is a gift from God.
I met Dana and Michael at a Redwood Gospel graduation when they were writing and publishing The Christian Bee and dreaming of a ministry for women. Soon after, Dana invited local women to a tea where she gave her testimony and presented her vision. Crossing the Jordan was born and began immediately transforming lives and impacting Santa Rosa, growing and expanding to include men. The Christ-centered ministry and business model recognizes and taps the talents of participants, fanning their passion and giving them tools to succeed. The CTJ training program builds character, confidence and community. I am continually inspired and blessed to see The Tribe thrive and change lives — including that of our son, Travis.
Tribe, community and a new creation of life are what I have gained from my time at Crossing the Jordan. Crossing the Jordan has altered my life tremendously in the most positive way. Spiritually, mentally and physically. It has brought back purpose, passion and the importance of stable and healthy relationships. The Academy has been more than just a transformation of my life. It has become my family.
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One of the many things I love about CTJ is their sense of community and connection with each other. You really get that they care, not just about one another but about their work, the program, and making a difference in the world. They are a group of people that become a team and then grow into a true family!
When Kristi was accepted at Crossing the Jordan, I felt an intense relief that she was finally off the streets and was going to receive help. I was a little afraid to believe she would follow through, but as time went on and as I saw how committed she was to the program, there began an amazing transformation in her life. Slowly, I was receiving my daughter back! Nearly six years later, she remains to be an amazing person! Anyone who has doubts about the existence of God, need only talk with Kristi!!
As a supporter of Crossing the Jordan, I have had the privilege of witnessing women change their lives. They have come to CTJ as unhealthy, addicted and hurting women. Over the course of time, these same hurting and broken women are learning a new way of living. They have become confident, healthy, clean and sober. Crossing the Jordan is truly making a difference in our community.