“I’m a great believer in Jesus Christ and I struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and pride with a huge victory over suicidal tendencies. I had a pretty rough childhood which drove me to wanting to join the military. So at 18 years old I decided to join the Army as an Infantryman. I completed basic training, and 3 and a half months later I was being shipped overseas to Iraq. My unit was QRF( quick reaction force) which meant we assisted in any situation outside the wire. I had to do some things that no one should have to do.

About 8 months into my deployment my convoy was struck by an IED. I had shrapnel throughout the body and a bad heart. So here I am at 19 years old with a purple heart and a bad heart. Within the year I was honorably discharged, but my life began spiraling downhill with the help of alcohol. It didn’t take long before I became so depressed that I wanted to take my life. I attempted suicide, but through miraculous circumstances, I survived. Thank God! A week later I ended up in church where a man named Troy came up to me and started talking about Celebrate Recovery. That Friday I went to CR and attended the Welcome Home group for the first time. That is where I found my family and brotherhood again. The comradeship and closeness that I had in the military returned that night and has never left.

My favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 because God does have a plan for me!

Thank you for letting me share!”

Rob

 

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