When you listen to her story that includes lots of accomplishments despite some hard times, you are amazed.
A large part of Kristy's story gave God credit, actually she gave Him all the credit for guiding her.
People who allow God to guide them through troubles and abusive relationships, will learn from their struggles and become great leaders because of it. That describes Kristy Tyson.
Her opening statement focused on Romans 8:28 "And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose." (Amplified Bible)
Kristy touched on a number of topics, most notably abuse in relationships. It was a timely message as the YWAP Director told the young people about attending a seminar called Reach Out that dealt with recognizing relationship abuse.
THE SAD FACT IS ~ ONE OUT OF THREE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE ABUSED.
Be proactive. Educate yourself on how to prevent and react when you become aware of abuse. If you need help or want to know how to help someone who is being abused, please go to their website at:
https://www.reachoutwny.org/get-help/ or call for help.
Know your resources to get help with an abusive relationship.
If at any time you feel that you or someone you know are in immediate danger, call 911.
Reach out to trained expert advocates 24/7 for education and support for you or someone you love. Free. Confidential.
Family Justice Center of Erie County
National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.ndvh.orgErie County Domestic Violence Hotline