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“He raped me that night.  I felt worthless, devalued, and filthy.  There wasn’t enough soap in the world to make me feel clean again.  I got a My Space message.  It was from a stranger.  They wrote in a way that was familiar to me.  They sounded like a friend, someone I knew...

“I got my last strike for drugs and was getting ready to go do my 3-year prison time.  I dropped out of school in the 9th grade.  I don’t have a high school diploma and I have 3 kids. I left all my kids with my mom to raise because their mother is not in their life due to dr...

“My husband recently had a stroke and now they found an aneurism on his heart.  We were married in 2013. Without God, I wouldn’t have the comfort that your supposed to feel.  Without God, it’s like this empty place in your heart.  You want to curl up under a rock.  I have my...

“This all happened within a week.  The FBI was looking for me.  My human trafficker went to prison.  I was back on the street.  I had been raped and beat up by a drug dealer.  The day after that, I went to jail.  I almost died that night from an overdose of heroin. I knew I...

“I’m a former Neo-Nazi skin head that learned how to hate.  I created a gang called the Vinlander's Social Club.  We started spreading like a disease and I was an enforcer.  I began to realize that the only thing I had achieved in my life was a bunch of scars, a legal record...

“I wasn’t ready to be on my own, I didn’t know how to be on my own.  I moved out of the house when I was 17.  That was the most broken that I’ve ever been.  I was completely shunned from my family.  My parents were totally against their daughter dating someone outside their...

“I’m now 71 years old and have recently been baptized, giving the glory back to Jesus Christ.  I felt the most broken as a child.  My Dad was physically and verbally abusive.  I wanted to give up.  God clearly spoke to me and told me that there was worth in who I was and to...

"I witnessed people being decapitated from the time I was 7 to 12 years old.  Every Sunday during the cold war in El Salvador, my Grandpa would send me with my cousins to see soccer matches.  While riding in the back of a pickup truck going from town to town, I would see dea...

“I am a recovering box maker. I have struggled with putting God in a box and only letting him influence parts of my life. I am tired of giving Him vague prayers. I am sorry, Lord. When we surrender, we surrender a prayerful heart to him. As a 90’s baby I once snuck my Gamebo...

“I almost overdosed on bourbon when I was 2 years old. I crawled out of my crib and drank my dad’s drink. My parents were fighting in the other room. I’m an alcoholic. My family believed in Jesus, but didn’t follow Him. I recently realized my entire life has been filled with...

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