"Their focus has really changed. They are beginning to put away some of the old stuff like those feelings that 'I'm not good enough' or 'I can't do this' or 'I did this in the past, so there's no future for me,' and they are really beginning to see that God has something big...really big planned for them." 

God of Hope provides Christian care to men and women incarcerated in Austin and the central Texas area. Karen Turnquest visits the Lockhart Correctional Facility each week and serves the women in the God of Hope faith-based dorm as a life coach. 

To learn more about the God of Hope ministries, visit austinridge.org/serve.

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