Hello, my name is Lisa. I’m 45 years old and grew up in Houston, Texas. I was not brought up as a Christian. Intelligence and education were stressed as the most important things in life, so I became a very good student and had aspirations for myself. At age 13 I was sexually assaulted. I then became rebellious and started experimenting with drugs, which became a lifestyle for me. By age 24 I started using heroin, which led to a 20-year-addiction and a lot of psychological problems. All of my dreams faded away and I was dying in my addiction. I lost my will to live and was completely broken. I decided to go to Teen Challenge and after a few months I turned over everything to the Lord Jesus Christ. My life has permanently changed. I finally felt God’s presence. I never wake up sad or depressed anymore. I’m happy to be alive and I dedicate my life to Christ.
The following scripture is the most profound thing I have ever read: “He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that gave us peace was upon him. By His wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4