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Many years I spent living in the pain and dysfunction of my childhood traumas only to find the pain of the past lingered on. I struggled with rejection, low self-worth, shame, anger, abandonment, fear and anxiety. Growing up in the foster care system, having experienced every form of abuse, shame of an addicted mother, pain of an absent father and deep wounding from every area possible I had no hope for living. God became my source of strength, friendship and peace from an early age. I found healing from my past and hope for my future. My quest in life has evolved into helping others experience this same freedom and liberty.

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Gewanda J. Parker is the founder and CEO of Hope and Healing Corporation: A corporation with many arms serving and reaching the needs of the marginalized of society locally and abroad to orphanages in Haiti and Africa. In 2003, she started an organization to help young girls and teens suffering with self-esteem and identity issues.

Gewanda is a featured concert soloist and her natural talent in music, and praise and worship has offered her the opportunity to minister and travel singing throughout the US, Canada and Bahamas. She has worked with multiple multicultural and diversity assemblage of both professionals and laity groups in various settings.

Using her own life as a catalyst for change, she embodies the message of God’s love, healing, transformation and hope. Having been raised in the foster care system, experiencing every form and type of abuse, overcoming stigmas of shame, rejection and unworthiness, she speaks to the transformation of God’s healing power and love.

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Feeding The New You

A Devotional For Spiritual Growth

A collection of Daily Devotionals to nurture and inspire the spirit and soul of believers. These devotions are meditations supported by appropriate scriptures that encourage and lead the participant in developing a deeper relationship with God.

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Testimonials

  • Anonymous
    What a wonderful and inspiring story of a young girl's journey through a rocky life. Every situation seems to brings pain and yet she chooses to seek knowledge, faith & forgiveness. The book is intense and tears will be shed. The book is also funny and sweet like a child. It's a quick read and full of thoughts to chew on and share with others in similar situations.
    Anonymous
  • Gloria A Wheatley
    A wonderful book by a gifted writer. She was able to write about her life experiences in explicit detail. I was happy to be a part of the project.
    Gloria A Wheatley
  • Robin Leigh Morgan
    The title of this book truly defines what Binta had been going through, for any time she couldn’t run off to find some sort of sanctuary, the pain of the reality she had to endure took over and the hurting began. For the message of hope written throughout the pages of this book, I’m giving Ms. Parker the 5 STARS it richly deserve
    Robin Leigh Morgan
  • Ginger Skinner
    Loved the story, we can always learn from another persons testimony. It was great to see the victory after all the girl went through.
    Ginger Skinner
  • Anonymous
    Easy to follow format with lots of scripture to support the message.
    Anonymous
  • Nancy Foster
    Nice devotional book for those who wish for a closer relationship with God.
    Nancy Foster

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It Only Hurts When I Can't Run

One Girl's Story

A bandoned, neglected and beaten by a mother who really did care about her but suffered from her own demons and addictions, left with friends and relatives, as well as placed in foster homes, molested and raped on more than one occasion, including by men considered upright, the little girl who grew up to become an educator, minister, and entrepreneur learned to survive by running away again and again.

This heartbreaking and heartwarming story, told with courageous frankness, reveals a deep trust in God that, in the long run, promoted an unbelievable resilience, allowing a young girl, turned young woman, to forgive those who hurt her and to reach out to all those who hurt with a message of healing and hope.

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Testimonials

  • Anonymous
    What a wonderful and inspiring story of a young girl's journey through a rocky life. Every situation seems to brings pain and yet she chooses to seek knowledge, faith & forgiveness. The book is intense and tears will be shed. The book is also funny and sweet like a child. It's a quick read and full of thoughts to chew on and share with others in similar situations.
    Anonymous
  • Gloria A Wheatley
    A wonderful book by a gifted writer. She was able to write about her life experiences in explicit detail. I was happy to be a part of the project.
    Gloria A Wheatley
  • Robin Leigh Morgan
    The title of this book truly defines what Binta had been going through, for any time she couldn’t run off to find some sort of sanctuary, the pain of the reality she had to endure took over and the hurting began. For the message of hope written throughout the pages of this book, I’m giving Ms. Parker the 5 STARS it richly deserve
    Robin Leigh Morgan
  • Ginger Skinner
    Loved the story, we can always learn from another persons testimony. It was great to see the victory after all the girl went through.
    Ginger Skinner
  • Anonymous
    Easy to follow format with lots of scripture to support the message.
    Anonymous
  • Nancy Foster
    Nice devotional book for those who wish for a closer relationship with God.
    Nancy Foster

See inside