By clicking Accept Terms Submit button I am fully aware and give permission for my authentic testimonial or review, herein witnessed by Reputation Database a 3rd party testimonial verification service, to be posted on my behalf on online website, online review sites and for any other marketing purposes or promotions. Accordingly an empowerment and transformation center, daniels stresses that Rays of Sonshine was not a treatment center. Those who graduate after six months on the basis of follow up phone calls, 84percentage to reenter or refresh, for a weekend or life, so this community is a family forever. In any circumstances do not have a login, already a print edition subscriber. Besides, three new thrilling VR experiences every week. USA TODAY NETWORK presents VRtually There, a weekly virtual reality series that delivers amazing adventures, extreme nature, sports fantasies and toworld’s most fascinating people. Then again, immerse yourself. You should take it into account. We don’t just tell incredible stories, we make it simple for you to live experience in fully immersive environments. Download USA TODAY app, now with virtual reality and subscribe to our YouTube page. Use your VR headset, laptop or smart phone to experience in 360\u00b0 video and virtual reality.
Daniel’s father, a Army doctor, moved family to Rochester Minnesota for him to train as a surgeon at Mayo Clinic, when she was six.
They even pushed my face against a frozen fence and made my ngue stick to it, and after that they left me there to be mocked and laughed at or chased me so far away from school I lost my way home.
Whenever walking a mile to school through two snow feet, bundled in a few layers of clothing was enough, when she arrived every day, she was met by bullies and tormentors.
While moving wasn’t new to tofamily, with that said, this move was especially fearful for her. Noone seemed to care that those bully brothers rmented me after school, she said. I was so happy to have found that place, where I could hide, where nobody could find me. Oftentimes one solace she eventually found was in branches of a large crabapple tree. While eating apples, she said, I had come to love and found comfort in that old tree as I climbed to totop. Monroe felt strange at age ten, she said. You should take it into account. She is founder of Rays of Sonshine, a Monroe recovery residence community. She explained that her only apprehension and regret of moving to a tally new place, with that said, this time Louisiana for final move, was leaving her beloved crabapple tree.
I sometimes would sleep under my bed to try to escape, or I should hide in my closet.
Didn’ The nightmares and voices got worse in my head, new teachers, new classmates and a tally new and different environment could’ve helped.
Lynn Peyton Daniel rides her bike to work when weather is pretty. Anyway, unseen ghost that followed me and squeezed life out of me showed up again and more frequently. Fear became a bed partner and main character in secret poems and songs she wrote, yet a ‘wellkept’ secret. She explained that her classmates were nice and tried to make friends and she reciprocated by acting part but slowly developed a double type life -smiling on outside and crying on inside at similar time.
By her freshman year, her school shut down temporarily because of segregation. Looking back I also see it began to awaken great compassion in me for silent sufferers, for tomisunderstood, for tooutcasts, she said. Daniels also said they have fifteen more shovel ready lots anticipating funding connections since housing is currently their greatest need. Notice that rays also has an on site Child Development Program, and housing is available and ranges from entry level to ‘income based’, to fixed rent in apartments or homes. I knew I would spend quite a bit of my life awakening hope…, she said in that newness, a dream was born. It’s a well to Daniels, it was a very vivid memory and the initial stage of an amazing journey, some would argue that it was just thunder that October night.
Lynn Peyton Daniel founder and CEO of Rays of Sonshine in Monroe. She recalls that she immediately knew that if God could meet her where she was, he might be hope to all wherever they have been. That dream, called Rays of Sonshine, came to life in 1998. By the way, a full list of needs can be located here. They have a continuing need for a wide various items, from baby diapers to cleaning supplies, to bedding to personal products as well as volunteers. It is automobiles andtrucks can be donated through Carsforrecovery.org Their website is. Besides, the Rays of Sonshine organization is a 501c3 non profit organization. Nevertheless, breard Street.and 2nd Street, in Monroe. Look, there’re also a limited number of private pay beds available. I probably had a pretty normal childhood, with love and care, she said, including an odd bouquet of experiences that became foundation to birth a dream, as I remember. Daniels was born in New Orleans Louisiana to Gladney and Tom Peyton and was eldest of three siblings, a brother John and a sister Claire.
That dream will manifest itself as a mission of not simply to get their children back, but to be able to keep them, said Daniels, we don’t seek for them just to get a job. Notice, they go to school, get a job and learn basics of learning to live. They have two supportive permanent housing projects, six apartments, and four free standing houses creating a four level housing community. Women and their children can stay as long as they need to reach a place to live their dream. Now look. Over past forty three years, they have raised four exceptional children, who have seven grandchildren and two ‘step grandchildren’. In 1974 she married John Daniel.
I am in love with my family.
Today, at age sixtytwo, I’m quite sure I just absolutely love life.
Day I am ever enriched with my family, Ray’s family, a family of special friends…. In one of my children’s books I compare love to sky -there is plenty room for all. What a gift. Nonetheless, miracle of love is that it makes a place for so many different types. Rays of Sonshine Ministry began with a weekly meeting at Osterland Recreation Center, with proverbial wing and a prayer. We got hundreds back, said Daniel. Through this, to‘Program’ was formed. This is tocase. Survey showed that, overwhelmingly, greatest need was a way to and after all we rented an apartment, consequently bought a building. Make sure you leave a comment about it below. First to come were men, consequently state Department of Health and Hospitals approached us to take ladies into our program being that there was no place for ladies.
That gave us our compass, Daniels said. Survey also revealed this group of people needed computer training and job skills. Rays of Sonshine also became a Food Bank Agency with goal being to teach clients to give back to tocommunity. With that facility they’ve been able to begin an adult education program, a local church disbanded and offered them their facility at a very low price, with a 25 station computer lab and a job training wing. There is a lot more information about this stuff on this website. They do so by bagging and distributing groceries weekly to qualified individuals. Daniels noted that they began distributing about twenty bags a week out of a classroom and that number has grown to five hundred bags weekly, distributed from a Multibuilding warehouse facility in South Monroe.
She explained that their program differs from most as they use a holistic approach to healing.
Their uniqueness also comes from their practice of allowing women to come and stay as long as they need to reach selfsufficiency and to begin living their dream if they are willing to follow guidelines.
They can receive their high school equivalent diploma, go to school and get a job. Every person goes through six to for those in need or if someone knows of someone, Rays has an unborn child drug free program available for addicted mothers to be. I’m sure you heard about this. She stressed that failure to follow diet changes reduces potential of recovery from 80 to 30 or even lower.
No caffeine products, no soft drinks, tea or coffee; no sugar, According to Daniel, to enter toprogram, all clients must commit to no smoking or bacco use. Minimum processed food; portion control; drink only filtered water with daily amount goals of 64 ounces, mandatory exercise for a minimum of 200 minutes weekly and daily meditation walks, will end my life.
That fall, she enrolled at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where my smile, more times than not, became an act, therefore on October 31, 1973, in her Miller Hall dorm room, she says her life changed forever. And therefore the years of being fearful, confused and hopeless manifest itself into to’18year’ old who, by that time, had frequent thoughts of ending her life. This is where it starts getting serious, right? This day I created a plan and had set a deadline of 8 am November 1st, she said. So in case there is a God, God of Moses. She said I give you until 8 am to show me, not a religion.
I can’t live really like this anymore.
Noone knew I was so tormented. Locking todoor, she stood erect and focused on cinder block wall and addressed wall out loud. Therefore, at that time, because of my years of painful experiences, Actually I had come to belief that there was no God, that seemed justified, she said, I had been brought up in Episcopal Church. It was as if a storm arrived inside me. So, to point that I was dripping wet. Everything was moving, even my throat and tongue. Although, I could not move. She remained standing. She was determined not to be emotional, and to stay stoic. Actually, I broke into a major sweat. Now pay attention please. Suddenly, out of nowhere, an unexplainable power and presence filled toroom, and my body and I was pinned to tobed, she said. This is where it starts getting very entertaining. God.
Daniels explained that she had no expectations, no knowledge of scripture and as a matter of fact, she planned to write a note that said.
She so lay on small bed with her eyes wide open as she watched minutes tick away. Peaceful like a lake, Know what, I heard words ‘ as suddenly as to‘storm’ came, be still and know that I am God it stopped with a suddenness I still get chills over and a voice like north wind. Hope for me was born on November 1, 1973, at eight am. Minutes, hours, seconds ticked by. I felt squeaky clean and completely new. In an entirely different way, she said I could not move, To be honest I was afraid. My heart raced. Nonetheless, I thought for sure I had now gone crazy!
I stared at toclock.
To‘storm…’ continued and seemed relentless.
It was eight am. Now look, a link was sent to your friend’s email address. Lynn Peyton Daniel is founder and CEO of Rays of Sonshine in Monroe. Have you heard about something like that before? Rays of Sonshine is a recovery residence community for women and women and children. Daniel believes and practices holistic approach ward recovery for her residents. It feels like noone wants to talk about addict or even give them help. They deserve a vibrant life, they are like a secret. As contemporary lepers, much of our society considers fellow human beings suffering from addictions as indicated by Lynn Daniels, a local advocate for those who suffer in silence. Daniels, who reminds that addictions can come from many sources, some ‘selfinflicted’ but many not, knows what it’s like to have rments facing her, almost any hour, awake or asleep. She did accomplish her goal of a facility to program includes training and practice in mindfulness and breathing.