Stephanie Gray, First UMC, Archer

February 11, 2015

Stephanie Gray, First UMC, Archer
This story is to glorify God. I was sexually, physically, and emotionally abused, by my father at a young age, for many years. I was rebellious and defiant because of my past. I told my mother about the abuse, and she didn't believe me. To deal with my pain, I cut myself and drank. I also tried to kill myself many times. I have been in many mental institutions. In 1999 I shot myself. I had been saved watching Joyce Meyer on the television five years before, but didn't get what Jesus was all about. When I survived the shooting, I knew God had a purpose for my life. It took a long time, but Jesus healed me. I no longer do any of my past behaviors. I have truly been redeemed. I am a new person. I am now helping others, teaching Sunday school and going to conference. I am still not perfect, but glory to God, I am on my way. I give all the glory to God: He is the only one who could get my out of my past and give me a future.

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