House of Mercy Graduate: Charlee Rogers
Charlee Rogers grew up in a household with parents that she says were there but not present. Her parents were not believers and their lifestyle showed it. Rogers remembers fending for herself in her childhood home amidst parents that used drugs and alcohol. Her grandmother, however, loved the Lord. Rogers learned of the Lord from her grandmother who regularly read the Bible, prayed and studied scripture. She shared her love for the Lord with Rogers.
Rogers came to House of Mercy Enterprises last March after CPS had removed her children from her care. Struggling with addiction, Roger’s life quickly became unmanageable and she was seeking change. She found it at H.O.M.E. where “It’s taught me about the Body of Christ. How to live my life so that it’s pleasing to the Lord. When you follow Him, you’re not promised an easy life, but with Him guiding you, it can be better.” Rogers’ goal now is to continue to be a productive member of society. She is rebuilding the relationship with her children and she has a new job. Rogers met Aaron Heath at H.O.M.E. The two became friends and with the permission of the program director Preston Crow, the two began to date. Friendship turned into love and in February the two married in a ceremony at House of Mercy. Rogers shares what she has learned, “It’s H.O.M.E. taught me about the body of Christ, and how to live my life so that its pleasing to the Lord. When you follow Him, you’re not promised an easy life, but with Him guiding it, it can be better.” If you are out there struggling, Rogers has this to say, “The hardest part is just making that initial change, its just taking the step and making the change.”