I knew Jesus briefly as a teenager, through my sister, but I chose a path of drinking, smoking and one-night stands. I had an abortion at 16. I then completely turned my back on God for 15 years, and thought Christianity was boring. By my late...

[youtube id="i88VOowT1wk" width="600" height="350"] Debs and Shannia, mother and daughter, journey to a happier life. This video was originally published on YouTube by UCB Media on November 20th 2013....

I was on a path of destruction. During my childhood I had experienced a lot of abuse and rejection. It made me feel really angry. When I was 17, after a custody battle between my parents, the judge put me in a boarding school. I...

As a single parent I went through some really hard times and challenges. I had lived in a pregnancy hostel with my new born son, who was premature at birth. I stayed there for over a year until I was able to move to a...

I married at 16 and had two little girls. My husband constantly had affairs and was extremely violent, and abused me in many different ways. At 22 years old I escaped his clutches, went into hiding and had three different attempts made on my life....

The day I let Jesus into my life was the day I started the best friendship of all time. I was overwhelmed by the force of it. I had no idea how much my life would change that day. A good friend of mine invited...

Around this time last year, I was a mess. I felt depressed all the time to the point I was convinced I had a mental illness and asked my mum to take me to the doctor. She would never let me because she knew it...

I was brought up in a Christian family, and went to church every Sunday. As I grew I was involved in youth ministry, Sunday School teaching, and many other ministries. I was engaged to a fellow youth leader, and then one day he simply said...

Growing up I was disconnected from my family – I felt I'd been let down, abandoned by the very ones who were meant to be my world. I was sent to live with my Aunt and her family. The joy and togetherness they shared only served...