Find Hope

I was perfect, except for the lies, black eyes, and failed marriage.

Jan

I could tell him things I couldn’t tell my friends. I later learned that’s what women who are abused do. They keep it a secret. Well, everything in my life was a secret anyway.

Devastated by my little league coach.

Ned

Sal got to me and he looked dead at me and said; “That kid’s a cry baby. He quit last year, I don’t want him.”

As wild as I could be.

Becky

I was the girl on top of the bar with money being put on me, not remembering any of it the next morning.

Healed from the secret life that started at age 13 .

Jennifer

"I would take off and stay gone for days."

It started with painkillers for my back but it didn't end there.

Sarah

"I was taking ecstasy, cocaine, pain killers or whatever it took just to feel numb."

Ashamed of my speech impediment.

Jason Gray

"I remember a specific moment where after a concert, a person came up to me and they thanked me for having a speech handicap."

Low self esteem, depressed, even by middle school.

Mike L

Growing up I didn't have a very personal view of God.

My son with cerebral palsy had no hope until the missionary arrived.

Maxim

We tried everything possible to make his life normal. He studied in a very good school. He tried to study hard and behave very well. Nevertheless, society had a hard time accepting him.

Mom was very angry, very malicious.

Oscar

“You’re going to end up like your father, a bum on the street, a loser, an alcoholic.” As a kid, growing up hearing those things hurt me. I thought, “Man, after everything I do for you, this is how you love me.”

Curled up in my closet to escape, but found purpose instead.

Kay

"The place that was a dark place to start with became my refuge."