PHOENIX, Ariz. (Christian Newswire) — Approximately 7,000 abandoned mothers and children remain in Colorado City, Arizona, after the leader of their polygamous sect, Warren Jeffs, was sentenced to life plus 20 years in 2007 for his child bride sexual abuse with some victims as young as 12.

After his sentencing, one of Jeffs’ nearly 80 wives requested to obtain his compound and was granted approval to purchase the property. Within a few months, she began working with Dream City Church and the Phoenix Dream Center to see if the organization could help turn the place of horror into a place of healing.

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