Teen Help

The mission of OneTear Ministry is to reach kids who are victims of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, neglect or domestic violence.... read more→

Safe Place

OneTear Ministry is a community free of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, neglect, and domestic violence.... read more→

Teen Hope

A person consists of body, mind, and spirit. When abuse happens, the whole person is affected. The body has physical damage, the mind has psychological damage, and the spirit is broken.... read more→

About OneTear Ministry for Abused Teens in Minnesota

Psalm 34:18 

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

  • OneTear Ministry is here to reach out to kids who live in abuse, suffering from physical, verbal or sexual abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
  • My goal is to bridge the communication gap and give kids hope and resources.
  • Many young kids don’t realize they are being abused, they think the abuse is a normal part of family life because it is all they know.
  • By the time kids reach their teen years they know their life is not normal and they struggle to continue in their life of secrecy and lies.

 

  • Even though these kids struggle just to get through each day, they do not know where to turn for help.
  • We need to let these kids know that the abuse is not their fault;  they have done nothing to cause someone to hurt them.
  • When talking to groups of kids, there will be many who are not affected by abuse, but they need to be educated and made aware of the fear and pain that many other kids live with everyday.
  • Everyone knows someone who is being abused. 

 

  • Living in an abusive environment causes a multitude of problems with family, school, friends, and work, plus it affects all relationships without the victim even realizing the dysfunction of his or her own life.
  • Statistics show that many people who end up in jail or treatment centers were victims of abuse growing up. Victims of sexual abuse have a higher incidence of drug and alcohol abuse and the girls have a higher rate of teen pregnancy than non-victims.
  • In order to avoid the destructive life styles and behaviors that follow abuse, it is crucial for victims to find someone to confide in and then receive  help for the healing process to begin.

 

  • One of the biggest tragedies for victims is that they feel God has left them. They do not believe that God could exist and still allow the hell they live in. If God does exist, then they must have done something terribly wrong for Him to not hear their cries for help.
  • Abuse often causes people to turn away from God because so much damage has been done to their spirit. If their spirit is not healed, they will never have complete healing.
  • Victims of abuse must know that God loves them. They must know that God did not cause this to happen, nor has He left them alone. 

Psalm 22:24   For He has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from 
                        him but has listened to his cry for help.

  • I  educate youth groups and the adults who work with them about the realities of abuse.
  • It is also vitally important for adults who work with kids to have an understanding of child abuse, to know what to look for, and ways they can help. 
  • I  bring awareness to the problem of child abuse and bring hope to the abuse victims who are suffering in silence because of fear and lack of knowledge and resources. I am non-denominational because God loves all of His children, and they are suffering everywhere.

To learn more and set up a time for me to educate your youth group contact me at:

lisha.onetear@gmail.com  or call 763-257-9283