Spending a certain period of time in prison – no matter how long or how short that period may be – is often a traumatizing experience, especially for women. But nothing compares to being imprisoned for no reason and having to deal with the harsh reality of living in a cell. Although it may sound like the plot of a novel or a movie, this actually happened to Brenda Spahn. She tells her story in “Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption.”
Brenda Spahn was a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, enjoying an abundant and secure lifestyle, until one day she was wrongly accused of something she had never done and the possibility of being sent to prison loomed over her. It is in the darkest of times that God shows himself to His people, and the same happened in Brenda’s case. Luckily, she was spared incarceration, and a renewed Brenda emerged from this unpleasant experience. She decided then that she would do her best to help women who were in prison, but particularly those imprisoned in one of the worst places in the U.S.A.: the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama.
Brenda Spahn was shocked to learn that, upon being freed from prison, women received only $10, a new set of clothes, and a ticket to return to their hometown. This determined her to create a transition center for women, called The Lovelady Center. With her courage, love, and determination, Brenda did everything she could to help women adapt to their new life unconfined by cell walls. Today, The Lovelady Center is the largest nonprofit transitional center for women.
“Miss Brenda and the Loveladies: A Heartwarming True Story of Grace, God, and Gumption” tells the story of Brenda’s incredible adventures, dark moments, achievements, and fears. This account of the author’s struggles and successes proves yet again the power of one’s faith and how God changes lives every day.
You may watch this video in order to learn more about Brenda Spahn and her work:
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