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Homeless. Sleeping in a car with my newborn.

Shauna

I slept in the car one night with my newborn baby. That was one of those “God, why me” moments.

Asked God to kill my husband.

Tisa

By the time I was nineteen, I was extremely bitter, angry, volatile … violent. I had become a kleptomaniac I was addicted to stealing everything around me. I was heavily on drugs and had really pushed everybody out of my life...

First child at 13, then prison, then a city leader.

Demetrus

That little spark started from there and then I said; “I’m just going to run for office.”

From the next school superintendent to crackhead.

Dexter

I had a big head and a big attitude to go along with it. I had the house, cars, the boat; the middle class dream. All of a sudden I started making some real bad choices.

Will anyone love this hungry orphan?

Dian

They were told I was really small, that I had a heart condition, and that my growth had been so impaired I looked like a two year old. There answer was, “We think God wants us to take him.”

Illiterate, lived in a shack, but still found success.

Eddie

I was illiterate. I couldn’t read until the seventh grade. I had a speech impediment. I was mocked through school. I wore hand-me-down clothes. But in the seventh grade .....

Headed to abortion clinic just after recommitting to Christ.

Evie

I remember her beginning to cry. She asked me, “Before you leave would you mind to watch this video?” So she comes in and puts this video on and leaves a little box of Kleenexes next to me.

From poverty, near abortion and death, to dreams and miracles.

Ishmael

Her grandmother threw her out. She lived in a little 16‘x9’ shack by the roadside. I was born in that little shack.

From a 4200 sq ft lake house to an RV.

Joe

Let me tell you story of our house that we had on the ‘For Sale’ market for $899,000.00. We dropped the price to $799,000.00. Someone made a low ball offer of $650,000.00. My family said, “Hold on to it, Joe. Hold on to it.” ...