Hosts: Magdalene John, Greg Musselman
Deanna grew up in an average home and her life was pretty normal up until her teenage years. When she became a teenager, she went a bad way – got rebellious, got in with the wrong crowd. She wanted to do what she wanted to do. At the age of 17, she found out she was pregnant, and married one month after her grade 12 graduation. She & her husband settled down in 'Blissville', but it didn't live up to the name and things in her marriage began to crumble. Three months after her second child was born, Deanna's husband left her. She was terrified. Deanna got involved again in the wild lifestyle but found that all the 'fun things' didn't satisfy. Her mom then invited Deanna to attend a meeting where an Evangelist from100 Huntley Street was speaking. She resisted till the last night and that night changed her life.
Damian shares how Jesus Christ dramatically changed his life and instantly healed him of his addiction to alcohol. Before Jesus saved him , Damian’s life consisted of two things: work and alcohol. Damian felt no purpose or peace and would often drink himself to the point of blacking out in the hopes that all of the misery he felt would just be over. God in His mercy, placed Damian in a family that consisted of a praying Grandmother who invited Damian to attend church with her. Having tried everything and reaching a point in his life
where he started to cry out to God to “please help him”, Damian agreed to go to church with his Grandmother. During that first visit to church, Damian met a man whose ministry focus was helping people who struggle with addictions. Damian recognized that this was God’s restoring power already at work in his life. It was through hearing the powerful testimony of another man who was released of alcohol addiction after placing his faith in Jesus Christ, that Damian felt Jesus speaking directly to him and he repented and was instantly released from his addictions and any temptation to return to them. Damian was baptized and now actively and passionately shares his own testimony of the new creation he is in Christ Jesus!
Teaching Segment w/Carey Nieuwhof – Advent “Unfamiliar