Interview with Peter and Amanda from Shalom
This month I interviewed Peter and Amanda Lyndon-James, who run Shalom House, a drug rehab that is transforming lives in the Swan Valley. Amanda is a horticulturist who was raised on a farm in Wongan Hills. Peter, a ward of the State from age nine, spent his childhood locked up or on the streets. Pete became a drug addict and dealer, spending time in every WA jail. Peter’s life has completely changed and this year he won the West Australian of the Year Award and Telstra Business Award for his work with Shalom. Shalom also featured on Australian Story recently.
I was introduced to Shalom last year through my hubby, who works for Castlerock Building, a company that employs Shalom men to give them a second chance at life. I have sung at a few of the Shalom family nights and am always in awe of seeing the men’s lives transform before my eyes. Read More