Another Special Life in Christ
These testimony lives are not stories of "role models". Jesus is the
These are lives wonderfully touched & changed by Jesus!
It cracked her life:
ON A WARM, OCTOBER AFTERNOON, REBECCA HOPE BRINGS HER BOYS HOME FROM
SCHOOL. SHE LOOKS LIKE YOUR AVERAGE MOM... "Looks like you need to start on your homework for me,
ok?" THE AFTERNOON ROUTINE IN THIS LEXINGTON COUNTY HOME BEGINS WITH AN INSPECTION OF EVERYONE'S
SCHOOLWORK. "TYPICAL MOM," YOU THINK? TRY AGAIN. "I am a 27 year old mother of three, and I'm a
recovering crack addict."
CRACK...WHAT SOME SAY IS THE MOST ADDICTIVE DRUG ON THE STREETS.
REBECCA STARTED USING IT WHEN SHE WAS JUST 18 AND LIVING IN MEMPHIS. "And that was the beginning of
the road to hell for me." A ROAD THAT LEFT BEHIND HER TWO PARENTS...AND THEIR SOUTHERN BAPTIST
HOME. "Everything that my parents had instilled in me as a child was gone. I had no morals, no
values, no nothing!"
REBECCA SAYS CRACK JUST GRABBED A HOLD OF
HER...IT'S ALL SHE WANTED IN LIFE...EVEN MORE THAN THE TWO SONS SHE ALREADY HAD. "I was on
the streets, and I did what I had to do to support my habit. That's how powerful this drug
was over me." REBECCA LANDED IN JAIL. HER HUSBAND STOOD BY HER SIDE. "I'll never forget the
day my husband brought my son to visit me in jail...here we go. I was sitting behind the
glass, and my son just kept crying, 'Mommy! I want my mommy!' There was nothing I could
do...I couldn't hold him. And, if I could take back his pain that day, I would do it in a
EVEN THOSE CRIES, THOUGH, COULD NOT STOP REBECCA'S
ADDICTION...CRACK RULED. SHE WAS ARRESTED A THIRD TIME. THIS WOULD BE THE TURNING POINT. "I
got down on my knees in front of everybody. I didn't care. I was so tired..." AND, THEN, ON
THE JAIL CELL FLOOR...REBECCA CRIED OUT TO GOD FOR HELP. "From that day...no joke!...from
that day I asked God to help me. That was the day that my life changed...absolutely a totally
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY HAS BEEN HARD...BUT REBECCA
SAYS THAT NOW HER SONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN HER LIFE, NOT CRACK. SHE CREDITS THE
TURNAROUND SOLELY TO GOD...AND KEEPS A COPY OF THE LORD'S PRAYER IN HER LIVING ROOM. ONE OF
IT'S LINES READS, "LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL..." REBECCA RESISTED
A TEMPTER MANY CANNOT...SHE KNOWS WHY. "There is power in prayer!"
REBECCA HAS BEEN CRACK FREE THREE AND A HALF YEARS
NOW (2001). AND SINCE TALKING WITH US...SHE'S DECIDED TO START TELLING HER STORY TO ANYONE
WHO WILL LISTEN...SHE WANTS TO HELP OTHERS BREAK THEIR ADDICTIONS.
***give me your comments about this
You have just read a very brief example of the
powerful, supernatural transformation of a person's life which is possible through the
acceptance of Jesus as your savior. Are you tired of life as it now is for you? He will
accept you just as you are right this second! Consider accepting Jesus now