My name is Brianna Frye and to the glory of God the Father, I am 18 years old. I was born in the state of Virginia, but raised all around the world. My father was in the military so we traveled from place to place. He was always abusive to my mother and when she could no longer take it, we moved to get away from him. Around the age of 10, we moved to Texas and stayed for a while before we moved back to Indiana. At the age of 12 we were back to Texas.
I believe I was born into a curse of abuse, because my mother began abusing me and my older brother. This led to me going in and out of foster homes. As I was growing up and witnessing all that was going on around me, I was confused and puzzled about life. My father wasn’t around, my older brother was in and out of jail, and I was left to care for my little brother who was blind. All this birth the spirit of rebellion in me. I began getting in and out of trouble as I skipped school and stopped caring about everybody. At the age of 16, I was introduced to prostitution and I moved to Las Vegas with an older man. I loved it as I was making thousands of dollars a night and wondering what else could be better than the kind of life I was living. I also traveled to California and Seattle. I didn’t know any better and was looking for love in all the wrong places.
Eventually I got caught up with the wrong crowd and went to jail. I was flown back to Texas. When I came back I made up in my mind that I would do right but it didn’t turn out that way. I still had problems at home with my family and did drugs so get me away from my misery. I had come so accustomed to the life style of doing drugs that this time I began to sell drugs. I was prepared to make ends meet at all costs. I was so young but felt so old because I was on my own and no one cared. Hence my decision to survive the way I knew best. In all this the greatest thing is I always knew about God but was still doing my own thing. In December of 2008 I sold drugs to an undercover cop. This was the point where I knew I had to change my lifestyle or face the consequence of the sentence handed down as a result of a hard life. I went to jail but was bailed out. I sincerely decided that this was not the life for me. I moved in with a friend of my brother, and began to look for a job. I also began to start going to church. While going to church I met a great lady Ms. Hill and from that point on we stayed in contact.
Things did not work out in my brother’s friend house therefore she put me out. I called Ms. Hill and she called Miss Eva Miles, the founder and owner of Anna house – A place for women to stay, until they are able to get on their feet. I have been in Anna’s house since March 2009. I got a job, been going to go to school, and also been attending church. I have also been working on my case.
Ms. Eva and my Pastor, (Pastor Washington) went with me to my first court date. When we arrived in court they talked to the D.A. God was present because when they told her my story she was so touched. She asked, â€œWell what do you suggest we do with herâ€? While talking to the D.A, an attorney over heard their conversation. She heard how we could not afford a lawyer, and said she will take the case. He also touched the D.A’s heart and the attorney to give me a second chance. Although it was a felony it has been dropped to a misdemeanor along with one year of probation. I thank God because with this new development, I will no longer have a felony on record.
By the grace of God I am now the executive director of Texas Teen Summit. This is a state wide achievement award program. God has been so good to me. He was watching over me the whole time and guiding my every foot step. I know he will do the same for others. I’m so grateful and blessed to say I know I will have a prosperous life. I can be reached at (214) 760 0027.
Written by: MannaEXPRESSOnline Staff