I tried to take my life once. I had so many bad things happen: I had been molested, raped, physically abused and I’ve had a child die.
I have been a Christian since I was seven years old. But I thought there must be something wrong with me and that I must be a bad Christian if all these horrible things were taking place in my life.
I sat down one night and told God that I couldn’t deal with the pain of this world any longer and I wanted to come live with Him. So I took a bunch of pills. When I woke up in the hospital, I knew I needed help.
I went to counseling for some time, but what helped me more than anything was that I started seriously reading the Bible, every day. I found that these painful things were not happening to me because I was a bad Christian.
I felt like God wanted me to use my ordeals to help others. I thought about how I could do that. I have always had an ability to relate to people that may be different, that others may feel awkward talking to. And I thought I could relate to just about any bad thing that someone may have experienced.
So I started talking to ladies that worked in strip clubs. I go into the dressing room and just listen to them. I do not have an agenda, and I don’t hand them any pamphlets or tracts. I just love them unconditionally. I meet them were they are. I don’t preach or try to get them to go to church. I just listen and love. I hear some very heartbreaking stories.
I feel I have a platform where I can share their pain because of what I’ve been through. And they seem to relate. A number of these ladies have ended up asking me what makes me so different. That’s when I share how God’s love changed my life, and how He can change theirs.
Lupe GarciaJanuary 16, 2019 at 11:24 am
Using my Ordeals to Help Others, God Bless you for what you are doing to listen, help & be an encourager for all that God leads you to. May God continue to bless you on your journey!
TR LifeJanuary 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm
What an amazing ministry. God id truly using you. Bless you, Sister!
DawnApril 15, 2020 at 10:14 am
What a beautiful testimony! Thank you for sharing your heart, hurt and life experiences with others. God is definitely using you to bless others.
Luis TellezApril 15, 2020 at 12:18 pm
Beautiful Testimony. Without a doubt, the Lord is channeling His love through you to the desperate and suffering.
God is love and therefore your love is powerful and beautiful !
God continue to use you my sister…..
Francois van der HovenApril 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm
Dear sister in Christ, thank you for reaching into your painful memories to offer hope who see no more light in life. Your genuine love and compassion surely make a difference. May God continue to you heal and restore you too because you are a daughter of the King.
Gay DahlOctober 22, 2022 at 11:54 am
What a tremendous gift you give… to be loved unconditionally and heard. You are a wonderful example of something beautiful rising out of the ashes and of Christ’s love! Keep listening and loving… it is a blessing to all!?