“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!”



“After spending many years in a vicious cycle of drug addiction, domestic violence and self harm, in which I thought I could never be free from, I was introduced to Celebrate Recovery and my life was changed forever!! I turned my life over to the Lord and began the most amazing process of healing and forgiveness, to myself and others. Through Celebrate Recovery and Jesus Christ I have been set free! I am being lead into a life of ministry to share my journey with others and encourage people that there is a way out of those vicious cycles!!! The Chains of my past have been broken and yours can be too!! I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ who celebrates recovery over drug addiction, domestic violence and I struggle with codependency and anxiety, My name is Christina.

Thanks for letting me share how the amazing power of Jesus Christ and Celebrate Recovery saved a wretch like me!!