Life stories topic: Childhood

Mez (Ireland)

Meet Mez Mez' had an extremely traumatic childhood and he spent his early adult life behind bars. God sent a faithful Christian into Mez's life to love him and share the gospel with him. Mez turned to Christ and now he's passionate about pursuing marginalized people in society with the love…

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Heath (USA)

Meet Heath Heath tells his story of finding forgiveness through Jesus Christ towards his mother who viciously abused him as a kid. Heath had a very traumatic and violent childhood at the hands of his alcoholic mother. He suffered severe physical, emotional and mental abuse. He thought his mother would kill…

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Steve (USA)

Meet Steve Steve describes the tragedy of his mother dying while he was a baby, and his father's alcoholism and inability to care for him and his siblings. As a young person, Steve developed an addiction to alcohol. His marriage failed and his life spun out of control. Steve remarried and…

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Matt (USA)

Meet Matt Matt didn't grow up in a Christian home. He experienced trauma as a teenager when his father died in an accident. Matt had bouts of depression at college and turned to alcohol. After he met his wife, they both started attending church. Matt says it was simply box ticking.…

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Julia (USA)

Meet Julia Julia had a difficult childhood growing up in a home with her father who struggled with drugs and her mom who had to keep everything together. As an adult, Julia felt shame about her dad, and did things to win approval from others. Julia was brought up in the…

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Cody (USA)

Meet Cody Cody talks about growing up in a home with good morals but no God. As an adult, he didn't think he needed help to know God. Cody got invited to a gospel-preaching church and found out that he had deep curiosity and longing to learn more about the Bible…

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David (USA)

Meet David David describes a very traumatic upbringing which made him think God couldn't exist. David joined the army and devoted his life to it. He shares how he hated Christians and Christianity. However, God intervened in David's life and through a radio broadcast, God opened David's eyes so he could…

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