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“When our family gathered, we all thought we were going to need a lawyer. In 1999, my family went through a stressful time. We had people accusing us that we were living on their property. This was the only piece of land that my family had. We grew all of our rice and genera...

"One of the lowest moments of my life was when my father passed away. I was 23 years old. My anger was a secondary expression of fear. I had fear that manifested itself into anger. I wondered if I could trust God. Looking back now, I realize how immature I was in my faith. I...

"My first baby daughter was shaking violently. She had convulsions in her right arm; she was born five months prematurely. I was scared and prayed to God. I struggled with sleeping. She was taken to a clinic near Chiang Rai. No matter the outcome, I knew I could trust God. T...

“My husband cheated on me and married someone else, and it really hurt. I was raised in a Christian family. My parents did go to church regularly. My marriage was difficult. We had lots of fights and quarrels. When we officially divorced, I prayed and prayed. My heart was no...

“I grew up Catholic, going to mass a lot, but I didn't like it. I was just doing what my parents said. When I went to college I wanted to stop going to church and my parents were OK with that. I met my wife for the first time and she was following Christ. She introduced me t...

“Going into college, I was very broken. I came across like I had it all together, but I was far from that. Specifically, with feeling this void;  I needed to be loved in another way. The unfortunate thing was I didn't know how to find that love yet. I ran into a lot of sin t...

“The darkest time was in my first divorce. I didn’t realize her friend was also her boyfriend. We all lived together before I found out and I was asked to live in the garage on my own.  I think God was telling me that my gut feeling was right and I confronted her. She finall...

"We went to the local witch doctor to fill a void in my life, and it did not help. We went to the Buddhist temple and it did not help. We donated lots of money, and that did not help either. I went through a phase in my adulthood where I was not finding satisfaction in life....

“I had been doing drugs and alcohol since the 7th grade.  When I was 20 years old I was pretty steeped in cocaine.  I was dealing cocaine to get free cocaine.  I was living in my parent’s basement, dealing drugs from their house.  I realized the jeopardy I was putting my fam...

"When I was a child, my parents sent me off to an orphanage. They did not want me. Many years later, I called my father just to say hello. He answered the phone asking, “How much money do you want?” My heart dropped and hurt bad. I felt completely abandoned and rejected. I t...

“After going through the divorce and dealing with some hard things with my older daughter, I finally came to realize that if I did not relinquish control and give everything to God, then my life would never be what it should be. If we give our life to Jesus and truly let Him...

"In the fall of 2006, I was sexually assaulted by two different men within just a few hours of each other. At that time, I was a borderline alcoholic. In various seasons of my life, I have struggled with an addiction to pornography. I did not have a relationship with Christ...

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