Story to in­spire at Chris­tian Out­reach lunch

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

YVONNE Jones has a re­mark­able story to tell and one that is set to in­spire at­ten­dees at a ladies lun­cheon, this Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 26.

Ms Jones is some­one who for many years felt like a vic­tim as a re­sult of be­ing mo­lested and sex­u­ally abused as a child.

No one would be­lieve her and she re­belled against a strict re­li­gious up­bring­ing and be­came preg­nant in her teens.

She was forced to leave her home and com­mu­nity and to adopt out her son, whom she was later able to find.

Ms Jones’ ex­pe­ri­ences led to a life of bro­ken re­la­tion­ships and mar­riages.

She also sur­vived two en­coun­ters with can­cer and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing treat­ments and surgery.

How­ever, Ms Jones does not feel like a vic­tim of her cir­cum­stances. In­stead she feels like a vic­tor who has con­quered them and con­tin­ues to lead a ful­fill­ing life. Her faith in God is the ba­sis of this. At present Ms Jones en­joys help­ing oth­ers as a prac­ti­tioner of al­ter­na­tive ther­a­pies.

She has also worked at a women’s shel­ter and her de­sire is to spend the rest of her life help­ing wounded women and chil­dren who have been hurt and abused through the cir­cum­stances of life.

Ms Jones will be speak­ing at the lun­cheon at the Best Western Colo­nial Palms Mo­tor Inn at 11am on Oc­to­ber 26.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to book, phone 0548 484 377. There is no cost to at­tend.

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