“In her book, A Strand of Pearls, Theresa Westbrook provides an honest and heart-provoking look into the realities of childhood sexual abuse. I have often used A Strand of Pearls when providing pastoral counseling to the young women at our facility. I feel that Theresa’s story can provide hope to young ladies with similar backgrounds of abuse. By reading about another survivor who has victoriously overcome the damaging effects of abuse, the young ladies at our facility are inspired and realize that complete healing is indeed possible for them. One of the many things I appreciate about the book is that Theresa ministers to both the victim and the victimizer, understanding that a victimizer is a damaged person in need of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.”
Chaplain Allison Voss, RJSJCC
"I was molested by my father when I was young, and that abuse opened a door to many bad things in my life. I have a beautiful strand of pearls locked away at my house. I have never worn this strand of pearls because I felt too dirty and unworthy to wear them. But after hearing Theresa share her story and minister today, I am going home to pull out those pearls and start wearing them with my head held high!”
"Pearls of Shalom is a trailblazing ministry, facing difficult issues with compassion and unwavering faith, spreading seeds of deep spiritual recovery for the heartbroken who walk among us."
"I want to comment on the song, "God's Pearl" and what it meant to me. The song was incredible and really touched my heart. I was a victim of physical and sexual abuse as a young child and later survived rape in High School. I walked in shame for many years but through the grace of God, I was restored. God is awesome! I can't wait for the "God's Pearl" video to be released."
“We were blessed by the ministry of Theresa Westbrook at our Women’s Meeting in Gainesville, Texas. It was such a special night for our women. After Theresa shared her message of Preparing for the Lord’s Return, several came forward for prayer. Everyone felt encouraged in the Lord!”
Mary Fay Jackson, Host of Texas Country Gospel TV and President of Texoma Gospel Music Association
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