Leslie's childhood was hard. Her father abandoned the family. Her mother had to work long hours for meager wages. When her mother remarried, Leslie thought her life would be better, but it only got worse. Her stepfather was an abusive drug addict.
The only bright spot in Leslie's life was Bethesda Christian school. She remembers the love, care and concern of her teachers.
She says, "If I had studied in a public school, things might have been different. I may not have graduated because I would have not
heard the message of the Gospel and God's direction."
Today, Leslie is a wife and a mother and accountant. Even her step father came to know Jesus Christ.