Recovered Dreams

Who has never dreamed? A dream to achieve great things, to be successful, to build a family, to be someone of standing in society and so on …?
Such dreams may be common for many, but not for those who once suffered the pain of abuse. Their hope was stolen and their dreams have become unattainable and frustrating.
Any kind of abuse is traumatic, especially when it happens in childhood. The tendency is for a person who has suffered abuse to isolate themselves and many ending up suffering from depression.   No matter how painful and irreversible the consequences may seem, recovery can take place.
Aware of this, the Godllywood group has dedicated time to helping in the recovery of girls, aged between eight and 20 years, who have been sexually abused and rejected by their families.  Every month the group visits a residencial care shelter  called “The House”, a rescue home and shelter for abandoned, destitute and neglected children.
There they conduct activities to help the girls reintegrate into society and to dream of a better future.
Recently the girls took part in a Day Spa, learnt to fend for themselves and held an Arts and Crafts Day, making and displaying art work reflecting their talents.  Among the many other activities held were a tea party, giving them the chance to interact with each other and create bonds of friendship and trust.
On their last visit Godllywood members emphasised the importance of dreaming again, fighting for their goals and developing their talents.
“When we started this work here, we found girls with no prospects in life and without dreams. Many confessed that they would rather die than live with the memory of the abuse they suffered.  With the work we are doing every month, we can clearly see progress in their lives.  Some are recovering at a faster rate, are even being allowed to attend church meetings and are breaking free from their past.   Besides these many activities, we also show that with faith and trust in God, we can overcome any daily struggles.  We can turn our past into a strength in the present and be an example of achievement,” said Big Sister, Ana Paula Teixeira, responsible for work carried out at “The House”.
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38 thoughts on “Recovered Dreams

  1. Sindiswa Qwalana
    17 de January de 2015 at 10:02

    It’s amazing how much lives are changing through the help of Godllywood, it is indeed an opportunity of learning how to be a women of God, and also learning how to value ourselves as women, i am learning every month in Godllywood through my tasks and the the opportunity of learning from the Pastors wives, and looking back at my life before Godllywood, i thank God i found the group because today mine has changed as well !

  2. 7 de May de 2015 at 17:18

    God is the biggest supporter of our dreams, He gives us the assurance that we can achieve whatever we believe in. No matter how hard the challenge maybe, God always makes a way fot those who have trust,hope and faith in Him to overcome those challenges. It is such a great initiative for the godllywood members to reach out to those who need help and for them to keep on holding on to their dreams hoping for the best and to rejoice in the name of God.

  3. 8 de May de 2015 at 13:40

    by the grace of God godlywood is really reaching out wow, what this ladies are doing is something very nice. helping people to find their feet again is one of our duties as servants.the Lord Jesus said if we love him we should take care of his sheep and really this is a great way to express that.

  4. Zodwa Bontshi
    11 de May de 2015 at 8:04

    It is really such a privilege to be part of this group, it is giving young girls a new chance in life. I know of people who were sexually abused at a very young age because of this they gave up on life, gave up on dreaming and even dropped out at school. So I see this as a greatest opportunity to reach out to those who have given up on life, because there are many young girls out there who think that all the bad things were meant to happen to them and they were not meant for great things.

  5. Ashleigh Chiriseri
    11 de May de 2015 at 11:37

    We really thank God for the Godllywood group. It’s reaching all different kinds of people everywhere. The women of God who strive to make a difference in our society.Giving hope, inspiration, advice,encouragement, love, care, a word of faith and to help us look at things in a positive perspective.These young girls have that opportunity to regain their strength and keep their heads above the water. Dream of a better future regardless of the circumstances or situations that they went through in their lives. To know that there is some one who cares.We can achieve anything when we start believing in ourselves and God.

  6. 11 de May de 2015 at 13:26

    This is very strong indeed because this shows that Godllywood is not only available to help only women and girls inside the church but they go and reach out to those who are institutionalized, who are isolated, who are enclosed, who are even not thinking of regaining their value and worth as woman, so through this many girls are able to receive one important thing they lost and need which is Recovering their Dreams through the great experience and relationship with God.

  7. 12 de May de 2015 at 7:22

    Godllywood has amazingly transformed so many lives.It has indeed tought alot of women how to value themselves and having an opportunity to be a women of God.God is the biggest supporter of our dreams.

  8. 12 de May de 2015 at 10:19

    It is a privilege to be part of the Godllywood because here is where we learn to forget hurtful pasts, events of the pasts that made us loose hope and words that discouraged us about our dreams and future. But thanks God this group is helping us to grow day by day and above all its helping us to recover our dreams to become better woman, to believe in ourselves and to make a difference.

  9. 13 de May de 2015 at 4:46

    The work of the Godllywood is spreading and many people are being helped through this group. People in the church and outside. May God bless and inspire the group leaders to help and reach out to many more people. I am also learning a lot through the Godllywood challenges and am improving myself every day. Thank you Godllywood for believing in me and thank you God for inspiring your servants to start this group.

  10. 14 de May de 2015 at 7:53

    All things are possible when we believe and have faith in him and the impossible comes possible,even if before our eye it seems useless and impossible with him its possible.It is hard to believe what a girl child and mother can go through in this life.At times they come across the hardship of being women and what the world throws at them,but always there are good women of God who are there to help them dream again.Abuse is an ugly thing that steals everything from a woman ,it takes away your innocence,self confidence and your self respect.But with God you can be able to overcome abuse,only if you notice him as your only Lord and saviour.I thank godllywood all over the Universal churches for being there for women and girl child during their difficult situations.Be blessed.

  11. Tlotlo Vanessa Nfila
    15 de May de 2015 at 12:13

    This is really a blessing for Godllywood is not there only for us in church who knows about it but it is also for the girls out there who do not know anything about it for through it they learns a lot,just like I did learn from it at first I did give up in life but through it I learnt a lot and managed to change my life I knew my God through it.

  12. Seeletso Molatlheng
    16 de May de 2015 at 14:42

    wow, that’s a great work you doing, passing hope to those who have lost it, and those girls i really blessed because of what u are doing and i believe they will grow more and more and become useful in the society and work of God. Thanks for the post BIG SIS xoxo.

  13. judith sabakaki
    17 de May de 2015 at 8:44

    It is really such a privilege to a part of Godlly wood group.It has been such amazing transformed in many lives. It is tought alot of girls how to value they life and having the opportunity to be a woman of God.

  14. 19 de May de 2015 at 14:12

    it is really painful when i imagine everytday many children suffer from abuse and some end up killing themselves i feel revolted thank God this work you are doing is helping the recover their dreams and for them to know that they are not alone and they are people who care about them …

  15. 19 de May de 2015 at 14:34

    Parabens Godlywood for this wonderful work for helping these women to transform their dreams into reality.

  16. 19 de May de 2015 at 14:37

    Congratulations Godlywood for this wonderful work for helping these women to transform their dreams into reality.

  17. Naiteta Cecilia
    19 de May de 2015 at 15:22

    that was very nice……God is the only one who can help us achieve our dreams

  18. 19 de May de 2015 at 19:26

    With God everything is possible,if we put our faith, trust and hope in him he will uplift us.This group is doing a great job because it helps ,inspire, motivates and strengths us.No matter what situation we are facing we have to know that God is with us, lets forget about the past and move forward to change our lifes.

  19. 20 de May de 2015 at 13:33


    good job godllywood for helping woman who lost hope in they dreams to give them hope that there is still hope to make they dreams become reality

    thank you

  20. 20 de May de 2015 at 17:41

    I am really inspired by what the Godllywood ladies do.I truely love the work Godllywood is doing in the lives of many people and also winning souls for God.

  21. 21 de May de 2015 at 16:16

    Thank you Mrs Ana, my God bless you and your team greatly. I learned from you that no matter how painful and irreversible the consequences may seem, recovery can take place. We can turn our past into a strength in the present and be example of achievement.
    From Dobsonville

  22. 22 de May de 2015 at 17:44

    Thats a great job the godllywood is doing they go to those people that no one has ever care about them or they problems

  23. 23 de May de 2015 at 16:07

    Wow, such a great difference you have all made in the life’s of these young woman to restore hope,trust and self worth,these ladies are surely to have such support from the Godllywood woman.

    May God continue his wonderful work in you all.

  24. 24 de May de 2015 at 13:36

    Once again it is amazing to see how the women of the Godllywood Group are being used by God to change lives.

  25. 24 de May de 2015 at 20:33

    what a privilege to be in this Godllywood, wow my God, it gives a young girls a change and to show them it is not too late in life.

  26. 25 de May de 2015 at 10:37

    Wow..This is so inspiring. Godllywood is really doing a great work. We thank God.

  27. 27 de May de 2015 at 20:02

    This is a very good work that Godllywood is doing. Lives are transformed, changed and in doing this the girls they get to have hope and believe that they will break through. God is great. Thanks for sharing. May God continue working through the Godllywood.

  28. 28 de May de 2015 at 19:24

    May God help us to put our all in this group really godllywood changes woman s life it has change my life

  29. Nosiphiwo Gqiba
    29 de May de 2015 at 12:47

    I want to applaud you women for the great work you do which is to allow yourselves to be pillars of strength to these young children. Even though they all have different personalities but you hang in there. Continue with the great work you are doing.

  30. 29 de May de 2015 at 16:53

    This is amazing! It’s saddening to know that many ladies are being abused out there and yet the painful part is that people don’t take all of them seriously when they seek for help. It is extremely beautiful to know that not only do people care about their wellbeing but also realise that most of their dreams are being shattered and stripped away through the abuse they face in their life’s. Seing someone care might seem as not much but is life-changing to those affected.
    May the Godllywood group keep blessing!

  31. 29 de May de 2015 at 17:21

    Thank you. Yes it true many people who faced abuse in life many of them die inside thinking that its the end of the world in their minds the think that they dreams have been flashed away any they see no good or belive in themselves. But God has the power to remove that scare inside

  32. 30 de May de 2015 at 11:03

    Recovered Dreams.
    It is true that every one who believes in God and has action succeeds in his /her dreams. a person who believes in God as a help in a dream need also to believe in himself

  33. Busisiwe
    30 de May de 2015 at 16:10

    God is with you don’t ever dought that.he’s there to support you as he did with Joseph.he protected him even though he was hated by his own brother because of a dream and God made sure that his dream becomes true and a living testimony..God bless you all

  34. 1 de June de 2015 at 11:31

    It is so amazing how GOD is using the group of Godllywood to reach and touch many women’s lives i am one of those women and i pray that God may continue using our leaders in the group and give them much more strength to never get tired.

  35. 4 de June de 2015 at 10:01

    Congratulations Godlywood for this social work that helps the woman recovering their dreams one more congratulations.

  36. Anele Ndzena
    28 de March de 2016 at 21:48

    I read wonderful things and I hear the good testimonies that the Godllywood has done to transform this women’s lives and I also pray for this change in my life

  37. Purnimah Boodhoo
    6 de May de 2017 at 10:32

    Sometimes our past is too painful and this prevents us from moving ahead in life. The Godllywood group is helping those depressed girl and helping them to dream a better future.

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