Find Hope

My corporate and political friends considered me nuts.

Bill

It would take me thirty minutes to work up the courage to say a word. I was just so inwardly petrified. I would have the bible at the corner of the East Village grill and I just couldn’t open my mouth. It was crazy.

A radical lesbian, consulting the dead—my new life moved beyond all that.

Amy M

"Suddenly I felt the real power and presence of God. It was like fire and electricity shooting through my body."

The 666 woman put a curse on my stomach.

John M.

I didn’t tell very many people about this for a long time. I didn’t want them to think I was crazy. I know I ran up on some wicked stuff that day.

Early abuse caused later fear and anger.

Jeanne

I was the sixth of seven children. I was molested from the time I was two or three years old until I was six or seven.

I'm 104, and I knew Al Capone and his gangsters.

Arthur

That’s where Al Capone would take his people that were not faithful and dump them. Not far from where my church was.

A spirit of death haunted me.

Dana H

I actually had a friend who referred to me as the Dark Angel of Death.

I thought fame was the answer .

Chris M

I began to fill it with my surroundings, which was women and alcohol. It wasn’t long until I found myself with a $70,000 a year cocaine addiction.

I was the watchman for athlete-cheerleader trysts.

T-Ran

I was supposed to be the watcher, “the watchman” to make sure that no one comes in so they wouldn’t get in trouble.

Held at gunpoint by a killer.

Steve and Melinda

"In the most calm voice Melinda said, “Jesus.” She wasn't even looking at us but out toward the station."

Survived grenade and bullet wounds, but not the nightmares.

Roger

I had twenty-seven operations and four plastic surgery operations. When I got out of the hospital nine months later I looked okay on the outside; but inside I was still wounded.