"In His Service, Always"
When I was about nine years old my dad started molesting me. He would do it from time to time until I was about 14, then he raped me and I blanked out and flew like an angel across the universe. I also quit going to church about that time. From what I understand now it is because my parents discouraged me by not going with me.
I remember begging my mother to come to church with me. She would say she didnít have clothes good enough to wear to church but I told her that God didnít care if she came to church in a burlap sack. I didnít go to church again until I was about 26 or so, then I joined a cult church which was very subtle. I stayed at that church for approximately 15 years. When I found out that they didnít believe that Jesus was God I left right away, but I miss all the other members of the church that I had come to know. I still keep in touch with one in particular another member that left that church too.
When I was younger I used to run away from home all the time. As I grew up, I began to run away from any bad or horrible situation. When I joined that church I was still running away, I didnít stop running away until I was 45 or so. But Godís mercy and grace were with me all the way. I did learn about Christ at that church and I retained what I had learned. This church truly put me into confusion but I asked God to put everything I didnít understand over my head. I went to many churches in the meantime after I left that church.
I must have hitched across the country at least nine times, always to California. I also drove out there once when I had my car, and ended up hitching back. After I arrived home the last trip, I joined a local Christian church. I have been growing by leaps and bounds because this church is a Bible believing and teaching church. My faith grows stronger and it seems to me as I look back on my life that the Lord has been so gracious to me. It seems like He has leaned over backwards to prove Himself to me and I thank Him and praise His name always.
Thank you for caring about my testimony, I hope and pray you will print it. Thank you very much.
Patricia May Harvard