Meet the Staff

LAUREN WONG

 

Lauren Wong is originally from Southern New Jersey. Early in life she went down the wrong road, choosing drugs and alcohol over everything else. This lead to a crippling heroin addiction by age 25. She was hopeless and homeless on the streets of Philadelphia. After several failed attempts at sobriety she had lost all hope and ended up in jail. As a last resort she decided to try something totally different and entered Blessed Hope in 2008, a 1 year Christ centered residential discipleship ministry of Calvary Residential Discipleship in Bangor, Maine.

Early on in her time there, the truth of God’s Word and His love for her was so loud that she could not deny it. He was speaking directly into her heart. She realized that sobriety was merely a byproduct of a heart change that affected every other area of her life as well. After her one year of discipleship, she entered Calvary Chapel Bangor’s School of Ministry program. A 1 year training program where the student serves as a staff member of Blessed Hope, as well as bible college level classes. After graduation she remained in Bangor for 2 more years serving in the ministry as a weekly Bible teacher and mentor.

In 2012, God called her home to South Jersey, she attended Harris School of Business and started working in the medical field. It was during this first year home that she married her husband, Jeff Wong, and began serving in Calvary Chapel South Jerseys Addictions Ministry “The Missing Peace”. After 4 years God called them back to Maine to help start a new residential program through Calvary Residential Discipleship. After the completion of the new plant, God called the Wong’s to Lebanon to assist in the ministries here.

 

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Matthew 6:33

Her greatest desire in life is this, to teach and show others the redeeming power and love of the Lord Jesus!

SARA

At seventeen, the one thing I knew was that only Jesus could fix my life. After repenting and surrendering my will to God, I returned to my home church in Costa Mesa, California. It was there I began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the greatest adventure!

I’ve had the privilege of being an instrumental part of the development of two church plants and served with several residential discipleship ministries. More recently, I was the director of a pregnancy center. All of which have utilized my experience in administration. I’ve been honored to work with many different individuals, churches and local organizations along the way.

My role at the Women’s Shelter is to assist the director with administration. I look forward to sharing with the community of Lebanon the same grace I have received!