Our Lives Have Never Been The Same

Where do I begin? In less than six years of marriage, I was a mother of three, married to an alcoholic, and heading for the divorce court. What was I going to do? The answer came when my friend invited me to church. Why not try God? I had already tried everything else, and I was desperate. God knew my heart and began a life altering change in me. I didn’t care what anyone thought. I needed a lifeline, and I was determined to hold to it no matter what. Everything I had worried about losing, Jesus allowed me to

The Broken Heart Mender

I would like to share with you how I came into a relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. My background is very similar to that of a lot of women in the world today. I came from a broken home, step-families, abuse of every kind, and a longing to be loved. My parents tried to provide for me the best way that they knew how. They both worked very hard at financially supporting us, and actually, they did a very good job at that. Unfortunately, I always felt that they thought that money could buy you love and

The Church Gave Me God’s Unconditional Love

I was about 7 years old when I was first introduced to New Life Assembly. This was a few years after my parents had divorced. At this time, and in the years following, as I was growing up, I fought with hurt and feelings of guilt and confusion. The members of the church gave to me God’s unconditional, unselfish love and acceptance. After a short while I received the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus name. I had always had low self-esteem and sometimes hated who I was. I struggled with this even after being a part of the

From Alcoholic to Apostolic

My testimony is like many of this day and age. I was brought up with a way of life, that today, I know was contrary to the way that God wants me to live. At an early age I was taught that drinking was a “socially accepted” thing, so I learned how to drink. You see, since I was a small child, I was taught how to live. I was truly a product of my surroundings. My memory of my childhood was not one of love, but rather, one of a lot of pain and SOITOW. I know today that

Living for God is Awesome!

Look what the Lord has done. I want to give God praise for my salvation. Living for God is an awesome life. Jesus found me when I was the young age of 5 1/2. My first introduction to him was through the Sunday School Department. Sunday School was an exciting and fun place where there was plenty of the love of Jesus to go around. That love was foreign to me but I knew it was real. I attended Sunday School several times and knew that I would never leave that love. It can keep you. Shortly after that I

I Came Up Out of the Water Feeling Clean and Free

I count it a privilege to be included in this book and a pleasure to write about where God has brought me from. I grew up feeling like I didn’t belong anywhere. My mother died when I was very young; my father remarried several years later. Though all who had to do with my upbringing did their best to care for me, I always felt like a fifth wheel, and lonely. I was quiet and a “nobody” in school. I married at a young age, seeking the love I so desperately needed. That marriage failed and I was divorced after