I share my story of healing and restoration, the challenges and the celebrations, to help survivors feel understood and give them hope for healing.
For three of my teenage years, I was abused and manipulated by the man who was my youth pastor. The abuse changed me into a stranger in my own body and I became a hollow shell of myself. In the midst of the abuse I felt like I wasn’t who I was supposed to be, and I couldn’t do anything to get rid of that feeling.
I cried out to God and asked Him for help. He heard my cries, intervened, and delivered me with His mighty hand. I continue to work on my relationship with God daily, and on letting His love into the darkest parts of my life.
Since being freed from my abuser, I have rediscovered my humor, have beautiful relationships with my friends and family, and I am pursuing what God calls me to.
Life is joyous again!
My calling in life is to reach the lost and the broken. I want anyone who has been abused to know they are not alone, the abuse is not their fault, and abuse is not the end.