Abused, I knew God was the only way out

Here is a recent testimony of an abused and addicted women that was recently received at RU Recovery Ministries and we want to share it with you!

I grew up in a loving Christian home. We were at church every time the doors were open.

Sadly, when I was 10 yrs old, the Pastor’s son molested and abused me. Within the next following months, my parents separated and divorced. I was so young, and yet so full of anger and hatred—and not really knowing at whom! Perhaps this explains my pattern of self-destruction and the past 20 years I spent far away from God.

Later in life, I was beaten, raped, and almost murdered. I think I actually felt more pain in my soul, than in my body. As I lay in a hospital bed, I knew that God was the only way out. I knew that if I did not repent and come back to Him, I would soon be dead and maybe by my own hand. I knew what to do and with all my heart, I cried out to God. I asked for help and praised Him for being with me in my mess.

When I left the hospital, I headed towards the first Baptist church service I could find, where I rededicated my life to Christ, and asked Him to break the chains of the past.

Several months later, I found out there was a warrant for my arrest, so I turned myself into the police. I’m now serving a 9-month sentence. I was praying for some kind of godly program to come into the jail and God truly answered that prayer with RU Inside! I wish the program could meet every day, but once I’m released, I will continue with RU, as I know it will help me build the right foundation.

I love the Lord so much and am so grateful that He is now using me here in this jail. He has me here for a reason…and that reason is to seek and serve Him.


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2 Responses

  1. i deal with issues like this regularly in my prison. PTL for RU curriculum that assists me in helping those find peace of mind and soul.
    Dr Gary Bane
    Tomoka Prison
    Daytona Beach, FL

  2. Î m a widow of six years my husband was killed by a black man Ive been with ru group for four months and I’m enjoying it

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