I was born into a Christian family. I attended church with them until I was 18 years old. During that time, I gained a lot of head knowledge about God. However, I failed to realize that being saved was about a personal love-relationship with my Creator. At an early age, I began believing many of Satan’s lies. I believed I was worthless, disgusting, unlovable, inadequate, and unaccepted even by God. I pushed my family away and began searching for love and acceptance in all the wrong places. I could never really let anyone know me because I was convinced they would hate me, too. That search and those lies led me to self-mutilation, abusive relationships, and drugs to numb my pain. After 10 years of the same cycle, I found myself in the darkest pit I’ve ever been in. I was full of fear, emotionally paralyzed, and unable to even think of crawling out. But God came down to where I was and created a new way out.
It was through the birth of my daughter on March 16, 2016, that God led me to a safe house where I began a personal love- relationship with Him. And from there, He led me to Life Challenge. At LCWNC, God began to show me who He really was and where He began to renew, redeem, forgive, and change me. He has healed many dark painful places in my heart. He has transformed my mind and heart through the power of His word and He continues to show me how much He really loves me. Through Life Challenge staff, volunteers, and benefactors, I am able to have a new life. I can be a mother to my daughter and a caring friend, sister, and daughter. Because of this program I was able to spend the last three weeks of my grandma’s life with her, as well as continue to help and encourage my grandpa. Thank you LCWNC for teaching me my true identity! I am priceless, loved, adored, pure, righteous, chosen, and I am an overcomer! I am not a victim any longer!