Legacy of Changing Lives…Monroe Harding

Dear Friends at First Presbyterian Church,

My name is Noelline Moukeba, and I have been a member of FPC for five years now since my father and I arrived in America from Central Africa. I graduated from John Overton High School in 2010, and it was during that summer that members of this church introduced me to a program called Monroe Harding.

Many of you know about the residential programs of Monroe Harding at their Glendale Lane facility, but I am part of their off-campus Independent Living program. This program serves young adults like me as well as those who might otherwise become homeless or were formerly in foster care but are now too old for state custody.

This program has provided me affordable housing near Nashville State where I am enrolled studying banking and finance. Up to two other roommates and I live independently but have regular access to Monroe Harding staff to guide us into adulthood. We are required to have a job and attend school as part of this Independent Living program.

I love what this program is all about because of the chance they have given me and many other youth in Nashville. I do not know what I would have done if this program did not exist. I thank God every day for His blessings, this incredible opportunity and a very wonderful society in which we live. I am taking advantage of this amazing blessing to do everything that I am supposed to do so that I will be ready when the time comes for my next big step in life. 

I am thankful to all the donors of Monroe Harding and ask for their continued prayers and support. I encourage others to get involved. Because of these generous donors, the youth at Monroe Harding and I have a chance to do and experience things that would not have been possible on our own.

Thank you & God bless — Noelline Moukeba

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Luke 6:38

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