A Window of Hope

Jeremiah 31:3,4: I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with lovingkindness. I will build you up again, and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel!

I was a hopeless drug addict for 19 long years, and an immoral person for an even longer time. I grew up shy, lonely and insecure, looking for love and acceptance in all the wrong places. Way down deep inside I felt worthless, unlovable, incapable and unimportant. It was as if there was something missing in my life, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it...

That drove me to do my best in school. Being very diligent, I was a consistent honor student. That won the approval of my family, especially my mother, as well as people in general. For a while that worked to make me feel good about myself...

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Soldier of Christ

I grew up in a Christian family and was taught Christian values at a very young age. Although Jesus Christ had always been the center of my family, I somehow managed to turn my back against Him, conforming to the pleasures of this world and experimenting with drugs at a young age.

My rebellious nature and my search for happiness led me to the wrong places and the wrong people. In school I would always involve myself in mischief. I found satisfaction in disregarding rules and regulations when I was little, which eventually led to disregarding the law when I was bigger...

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

I would like to share how God delivered me from 15 years of addiction to drugs, alcohol, and sexual promiscuity.

I am Tony de la Paz. I am the youngest among 5 siblings and I grew up in a normal family set-up. My mother is a devoted homemaker. My father was a colonel in the army. He was a good provider, had no vices, and was very religious. I looked up to and admired my father. He was a well-respected man. He was feared and people knew him to be a brave war veteran. I told myself that I wanted to be like him. But then, as a child I was makulit.

I remember getting into a lot of mischief. When I was 5 years old I busted my head and had to be stitched up...

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Alan and Milette: Healing and Forgiveness

Alan: As a teenager during the chaotic era of the hippies and Woodstock, I was part of rock band where we experimented with drugs and alcohol. Bingeing on alcohol during weekends was common.

After graduation I was hired by a company that was into shipping, airlines and stevedoring. My job called for a lot of entertaining, so I started drinking every night.

Then my father suggested that I take over the family business. But I soon sensed that my parents had no plans at all of relinquishing control of the company to me. So began my feelings of betrayal, anger, bitterness and frustration that I no longer cared about going to the office.

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A New Journey in Christ

I am a believer in Jesus recovering from my addiction to gambling.

For so long I felt so alone and exhausted. I had a void inside me that I could not understand or explain. I got hooked on gambling, pawning & selling my own things, even coming to the point of stealing and entering into a sexual relationship in exchange for money. I literally emptied our house just so I could have money to gamble. I went as low as praying to the devil in exchange of my soul. I was a slave to sin!

Early morning of June 23, 2008, I realized that I needed help and that my insanity had to stop. I was on the verge of committing suicide. I needed to talk to someone desperately so I grabbed the directory, looking for numbers of people and places who could help...

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Plans To Prosper

My life as a child was picture perfect. Everything was provided for me by my parents. I excelled in my academics and sports at the same time being loved by all the people around me. Being raised in a Christ-centered home, placed in a Christian school, and was brought up in a Sunday school, I already knew God at a very young age. I thought that my typical childhood life would never change not until I entered my high school life.

Although I was raised to be a Godly person, it wasn’t enough for me to be ready for this kind of life. My world and my surroundings totally changed. Not having the full guidance from my parents, I tried things that any typical teenager would be curious of. Relationships, sex, “barkada”, and addiction pertaining to smoking and drinking...

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Nowhere Man

I am Bob B., the husband of one wife, and the father of two daughters and one son-in-law.

During my younger years, I managed my life the way I thought was the right way. I did things to suit myself.. I was independent and did things on my own. Having been educated in a catholic high school, I felt that my spiritual and moral life were sufficient. We were taught to pray, respect and study religion in the traditional Catholic way.

As a college student, just like any other, I was the normal and typical type until I was exposed to marijuana, cough syrup, speed, downers and LSD which was the fad of our days. Luckily, I was never addicted to any of those drugs...

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