She has been working in the lock down facility there for over two years now helping the troubled children that cannot be sent to the foster system or the Boystown family campus. I have seen her transform lives because of your books. I am forever amazed at the lives that she has changed because of your books. Brenda works with the young teenage girls, many of whom are drug users, sexually active with multiple partners for years, and violently temperamental. She, through the use of your books, has been able to show many of these girls a better path. After their treatment is complete, they must say goodbye to Brenda and move out the Boystown campus.
I have read the letters that these girls write to Brenda. They are the most heart wrenching, soul gripping letters I have ever read. Many claim that Brenda is the first person who ever cared enough or trusted them enough to loan them anything as valuable as a book.
Many of these girls, through Brenda and your books, vow to become better Christians, knowing that hope is not lost. In fact many of these girls have told Brenda that they are requesting that your books be put into the library. However Brenda says that probably will not happen as many of these children will just damage any new books that the library purchases. I just wanted to thank you and let you know that my wife is able to transform lives because of the work that you do. She is a wonderful woman who honestly believes that through your books, Christ is giving her the chance to prove to these girls that they are not lost souls without a home. It is because of her work at Boystown treatment facility that Brenda has become my hero, she has touched so many lives on a daily basis. It is possible because of the lessons that you teach in your books.
God Bless you and the work you are doing. -Jason I.