Testimonials
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Georgia: From a veteran who suffered from post traumatic stress:
Situation: Veteran had not worked because of service-related stress and was helped to obtain medical benefits and job assistance which positively affected his outlook.  He found a job and foreclosure was stopped.

BEFORE: Regardless of the outcome of all of this, there is no way I can thank you enough for everything you have done to this point. Your knowledge and hard work, the time you spent with me, your upbeat attitude, your let’s make it happen attack plan. Thanks for lighting a fire under me and giving me the one thing I had almost given up on – the thing on which our species survives – HOPE.
AFTER: Thank you for saving my home, my dignity, and quite possibly my life.  I’ll never be able to repay you for the magnificent gift you gave me of your time, effort, and genuine concern. You truly are a light in the darkness. Never give up. ~ Love, J. S.
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Georgia: From a borrower who lost a good, long-standing job and needed Job Assistance and Loan Assistance
"For those of you who thought there was no way out of this economic storm, I am here to tell you the sun will shine if you take the steps to work the tools and accept the hand of hope offered by Operation Restoration. As a contractor they have been a life line for me and my family. Counselors are waiting to help you too if you are willing to work with them.
This is more than an organization helping people in foreclosure, it's a ministry."  D.B.

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Georgia: From a single mother with one child: 
Situation:Today they are still in their home months after foreclosure was prevented,and she and her business are thriving.                                                                             

                            
 
                                                                         
California: From a senior who asked O.R.
to call her daughter and son-in-law to help her. The family worked together to save the senior's home.
          
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California
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From husband and wife with 2 special needs children.
Situation: Property value drop: $340,000; Husband’s drop in salary $30,000 and
pension frozen by employer of 10 years

BEFORE: I don’t know if I have the energy to do much more. I'm working before sun up, and way past sun down right now doing a juggling act of way too many things. I'm burning the candle at both wicks so to speak. I don’t know what to do at this point. I know I'm running out of time and so on. I'm pretty much solo on this and my son is bipolar/learning disabled and I can go on and on what daily I'm up against. It’s really unbelievable there are no words to describe my daily life, and my daughter is not healthy as well. These are some of the reasons why we are in this place.
So let me know what you think. I'm not telling you this for sympathy, but because I'm so spent I'm at a loss and fighting so many battles.

AFTER: I am in total shock!! I can’t even call you because I'm soo emotional, I will complete lose it. I don’t even know where to begin... Praise God that this is happening. For your trust, perseverance, and righteous fighting spirit. You are so incredible... I will do all the rest of the paperwork. OMG, this will be such a testimony to all!!! Think of the hope you can pass on to those who are hopeless, and so broken, lost all faith. Because of your trust and going forth in this cause, God is restoring hope through your obedience to this calling in your life, and fighting for those who can’t. ~ Love, D. B. & M. B.
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Georgia: From a couple coming out of a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and needed to review options with Lender to prevent foreclosure.
You are our heros; we can't thank you enough for helping us gain the courage and fortitude it takes to keep on keeping on. We came up against brick walls and you helped us knock them down. You have helped us to get to a better place financially and we thank you for that! What a relief off our shoulders to be able to sleep at night, breathe during the day! God Bless you and all that are associated with Operation Restoration! Stand proud; you've done it! Cross another success off your list! 
There is always a special place in our hearts and in our lives for you! 
Love, R.M. & B.M.  up to date homeowners!!!
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Nevada: From a referring party:

I am breathless at what you are able to accomplish with William. The level of your service and professionalism is truly phenomenal. I mean that. You really deliver. I know that I will be blessed indeed to be able to pay it forward on my end to you for your work here. ~ Love, R. C.
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Georgia: From borrower who needed a little guidance and encouragement:
Since the last time we talked God has blessed me bountifully!!!! The information that you sent me just turned on a light of new ideas for me. My mortgage company gave me two free months of payments so that I can get on my feet. The hardship letter that you sent me was a blessing. I rewrote it and sent it to them and got a fast response. Again God puts people in your life to encourage you, and it's up to them to receive it. Have a very blessed Holiday and may your light always burn bright to shine on someone else. ~ Love, K.L.
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Georgia: From a referring party who reported a borrower in serious depression:
Situation: Borrower needed Job Placement Assistance -- resume preparation and career
guidance

Outcome: Borrower obtained employment after first interview with first targeted employer
Today, Joe goes to look for a job for the first time in over two years. I owe this to you and your encouragement. Yesterday, I had an “aha” moment re: homelessness. After continuing to feel the pain of the broken, homeless men and women around me, I realize the God was preparing the way for you to help Joe all along. I was supposed to release Joe to you via Him. ~ D. W.
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Florida: From minister who has witnessed miracles with this mission.
I think about you everyday and your mission. You are forever in my heart. I will continue to pray that the Lord opens doors and the chosen individuals who the Lord has called to this cause will rise up, and go forth and walk in faith and knowledge of a ground movement that is going to help millions. I pray for the Lord's protection on you and all who are stepping out in the courageous calling. ~ P. D. & L.D.
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California: From a case that was started September 15, 2008, and ended 5 months later.

You are a warrior in all aspects of the word. Your name will always be in my mind as one and never forgotten.
Love you as my friend.
Diane

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California:
From a case that, when given specific direction, transformed from broken to hopeful – foreclosure stopped.
I’m sorry if I was such a downer... I’m at the breaking point mentally, physically and all. My daily battles alone with the kids and their situations are so wearing. As you can imagine for over a year fighting with Countywide and going back and forth with them, I had to come to the decision to find a place to rent that was in a location that the kids could stay in their same schools, friends and close for me to work so I can go back and forth. …Anyway, the rental situation out here is just as bad as the foreclosure situation almost. You have to have very good credit, a lot for the down, and many other complications. Most of the rentals are now going through property management agents and realtors. As I mentioned before it’s been at least 6 months plus to find a rental and someone saying ok to us and deciding its time to move on...
And then I meet you yeah… and that has been a good, good thing, I’ve learned sooo much, and God has been so faithful and I’m so much wiser for this. Like I said before I’m so blessed to have met you. God is good and the scripture in the Bible using the birds as an example how he takes care them and daily, and who are we not to think He will do the same for us. I have that faith again. ~ P. E.
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Florida: From a borrower who had tried on her own for 9 months, depleted her 401K and all her savings, only to be rejected by her lender – foreclosure stopped.

Thank you so very much for your sweet heart. You are so kind and so full of faith I truly admire it. I'm sure you will do everything in your power to workout our home with the person whom you are speaking with tomorrow. Will you please, please let the CW advocate know how much I've called them and have done everything possible to work with them, it all should be noted on their computer... I cannot say enough how much paperwork and calls I've made to work with them. I'm sorry that I keep going over this, but it’s all the hope I have left for this to work.
Again thank you for standing beside me and walking us though this tough time, and being our advocate. You are a wonderful woman of God. ~ S.R.
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Virginia: Response of borrower after explanation about Operation Restoration – that it followed a proven systematic approach to stop foreclosure based on a vision.

I praise God there are those out in the world hearing God's voice and seeing His visions about those who are broken and you wanting to help people such as us. Your email made me cry. If things don’t work out for us, I thank God there are people out in this crisis wanting to help. ~ L. J.
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Georgia:
From realtor with two houses, both with mortgage balances much higher than the declined property values.
Thank you for all your efforts, I know you have gone out on a limb for us. I know good will come from it, and blessings as well. ~ M. S.
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Washington, D.C.: MAY GOD BLESS YOU TENFOLD, AND KEEP YOUR HEALTH AND SPIRIT STRONG. ~ A. A.
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FROM REALTORS:

     Pictured left to right:  
     Zana Dillard           David Parker                                     
     Keller Williams      1st USA Realty Professionals
     Atlanta, Georgia     Mesa, Arizona


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- Anne Batte, Executive Director