Story of Victory 7-12-13

There are many hurting people from many walks of life.  Such is the testimony you will read below.  Her story is not uncommon today.  There are people in your community just like this dear lady.  Who will go and reach her?  God has given us the tool of Reformers Unanimous to reach people who feel they have lost all hope…will you use this tool to reach someone today? 1 Peter 1:3, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…”

My life had been off track for a long time. I came from a family that gave me a hard upbringing. My mother worked a lot and my stepdad (who was seventeen years older than my mom) lived on social security. Things were always tight and stressful. My stepdad was very strict. My stepdad and I didn’t get along very well. By the time I was seventeen, I had moved out to try to make it on my own. Shortly after, I got raped. After that I began to drink and was introduced to drugs. I didn’t really care for drinking, but I was hooked on crack. I tried to hide my addiction, which led to lies to those I love or who loved me. I hurt many people and ruined many relationships.

 In 2009 I came to an institution that had Reformers Unanimous. I had been locked up before but never had so many things offered to me. I was honestly tired of using drugs and not having my family. I was 29 years old and had nothing. While I was there, I took advantage of everything they had to offer me. I got my GED while I was there. It made me feel so much better about myself. But also in that time, I strengthened my walk with God. I got into RU. Sometimes I feel like if it hadn’t been for RU, then I wouldn’t have been armed with the Lord to help me through all those things I had to face when I got out of there.

The day I got out, my best friend and long time drug buddy died of a heart attack. It seemed so unreal. But I didn’t go and get high…instead, I prayed for strength. And, to God be the glory, I made it through that!

The Lord has truly blessed me. I have found my way back to my family and have reformed bonds with my sisters. Since then I have gotten married and [have] been doing really good. I thank the Lord everyday for showing me the way, blessing me with a great family and a wonderful husband. Even though I once was such a terrible person, they forgave me as I know He has. I thank you guys for this program. I am now 32 years old and have 2 ½ years clean. Only by God’s grace was this possible!

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