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I lost my way

Macle was born in New Orleans to a loving mother, but his father was incarcerated when he was 7 years old.

“My mom did her best raising me and my brother as a single parent … teaching us in the Word of God from a very young age.”

Macle was 15 when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. In the midst of the storm, he was uprooted and moved to Alvin, Texas.

At his new high school, he played football and was active in school clubs. His classmates loved his southern accent, and Macle quickly became popular.

But the popularity led him to a life of indulgence.

After graduating, Macle planned on getting his bachelor’s degree in computer science, but the lifestyle he had chosen filled with sex and marijuana caused his grades to drop. By the age of 20, he had two children with the woman who introduced him to marijuana.

“Being a young father and so far from home, I decided to drop out of college to take care of my firstborn. Not having God caused the relationship to fall apart. Eventually, I moved back with my mom.”

Macle worked hard to find a good job and his own place. But due to a lack of discipline, he quickly lost both. “I went from going back and forth from my mom’s house to being roommates with coworkers. This cycle wasn’t healthy for me. I needed a change.”

He found that change at Star of Hope. “God immediately began to work in my life.”

“I had lost my way. Knowing this, I desperately sought God and prayed consistently for deliverance, wisdom, and understanding. God answered quickly by taking away my urge of getting high.”

The miracles kept coming.

“Star of Hope provided everything I needed to become successful. I was taught integrity and how to plan for my future.” Macle has been sober ever since coming to Star of Hope. He hopes to one day open his own barbershop.

With your kind help, Macle has a new chance at a better life. Thank you for all you do for those who have lost their way and are going nowhere. You are giving them a second chance. That is a great blessing.

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