Archive for Testimonial

Samara

Samara

I was an addict most of my life.  Looking back now, I can remember times when I was so tired of the way I was living and would cry out to God to save me.  I am so grateful God heard my plea!  He took away all my crutches and He has begun to change me inside out.  My life is no longer full of confusion and chaos.  Instead, God has given me peace and shown me acceptance.  Read More→

Violet

Violet

My childhood was pretty normal as far as I remember.  it wasn’t until I was 13 years old that I realized that my childhood was not as normal as I thought.  My father was mentally abusive which led me to becoming depressed.  I began drinking and eventually smoking weed to overcome the depression.  During that time, I met a guy who I would later marry and divorce.  I have a beautiful teenage daughter, who I love very much.  At first, I thought our relationship was normal, but it was actually very unhealthy.  He was verbally abusive to me.  I did not know how to handle the abuse, so I turned to pain killers and muscle relaxers to numb the pain I was feeling.  I put up with the abuse for 20 years.  Toward the end of our relationship my husband kicked me out and manipulated me into believing I would never get my daughter back.  I tried to commit suicide and ended up in the hospital.  I was released from the hospital and felt hopeless.  I met someone and started smoking crack.  Eventually, I just got tired of the way I was living and knew there had to be another way.  So, I decided to get help.  Read More→

Samantha

Samantha

I had a great young childhood with two loving, Christian parents. When I was 9, everything changed. My grandmother passed away unexpectedly and my mom turned to alcohol to cope. My parents eventually divorced and I became depressed. I felt abandoned, unimportant and second to everything in my mom’s life. As a teenager, I began using drugs and hanging out with the wrong people. My drug use and drug choice progressed over the years and I fell into full blow addiction by 18. I put myself in some extremely bad situations- arrests, car wrecks and several overdoses. By the grace of God, I am still here and was able to experience what God had for me at Life Challenge. Read More→

Sarah

Sarah

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. Read More→

Brittany

Brittany

I had a pretty normal childhood and grew up playing sports.  After high school, I became involved with the father of my children.  A couple of years later, we began using drugs together and eventually he began to be physically and emotionally abusive toward me.  To drown out the pain I was in, I began heavily using Methamphetamines.  Thankfully, my family quit supporting me financially during this time and it came to a point where I had no choice but to change my life.  I lost everything.  But God gave me the strength Read More→