Sonia McLeod is a member of the Key First Nation located in central eastern Saskatchewan. She is the author of the autobiography, Rise Up My Beloved. She is also the founder of the 100 Days Walking By Faith journey for which she has also authored the 100 Days Walking By Faith Daily Journal. Hundreds of women have joined Sonia on this amazing 100 days journey that is changing lives.

Sonia’s own journey started at the age of 12. It was at this time that Sonia had an experience with God at a Christian summer camp that changed her life. “No one could convince me that God was not real,” she says of that moment.

Things changed however as she entered her teen and young adult years. Life changed for the worse. Running to escape an alcohol and violence filled home, a high school drop out, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and living a high-risk lifestyle on the harsh streets of Toronto, ON, Sonia had no hope.

But soon, she felt the Lord drawing and wooing her back to Him. She began to seek the Lord earnestly. She was reading His Word daily, memorizing scripture, and learning to walk in obedience to Him. Soon, her life was completely changed and, in her own words, she “fell completely in love with Jesus.”

As her walk with the Lord grew, Sonia found herself back in Saskatchewan where she went through more heartbreak, grief, and sorrow. But through it all, Sonia has remained a steadfast testimony and light of the Lord’s amazing grace.

Today, Sonia is married to Derek McLeod and together they have seven children and four grandchildren. Their vision is to establish a Christ-based rehab center for those struggling with substance abuse, specifically for Indigenous women, which will be called The House of Rahab. She has obtained a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder worker certificate, completed ASIST training for Suicide Intervention, and is currently working on completing her Social Work degree with the University of Regina.