Recent Stories

Norma’s Story – A New Life

Norma’s Story – Out of the Ruins

I was 14 years old when my father left. I came home from school to see my mother stirring a saucepan of gravy at the stove. When I asked her ‘where’s dad?’ she simply said ‘he’s gone’. When I asked why she replied ‘because we don’t get on anymore’ and kept stirring the gravy. I ran out of the house crying and went to my friend’s house. I was so upset. I didn....

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Kristine’s Story – Finding Grace

Kristine’s Story – Finding Grace

My story is one of redemption, bravery and the relentless love of Jesus. I grew up in a loving Christian home, the youngest of six children in a blended family. I made the decision to become a Christian when I was in my early teens and, as a home-schooled teenager, most of my social life revolved around my family and church community. Shortly after graduating from high school, ....

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Reality Bites - Joni's Story

Reality Bites – Joni’s Story

When I was a kid I thought I knew exactly how my life would pan out. I’d have a happy marriage, beautiful kids, a nice house and I’d be permanently skinny and tanned. Just like the TV ad families. When I got married just after I turned 18, I was sure that I was on-track to having the life I’d planned. And 15 months later, when a bubbly blonde little girl made us a family ....

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Resurrection Song - Samantha's Story

Resurrection Song – Samantha’s Story

To the outside world I had an idyllic childhood. My younger sister and I grew up on a small farm on the Mid-North Coast of NSW. My mother and father had immigrated independently from England and Germany respectively, and met in Sydney. They were both adventurers at heart and initially were not planning on having children. My father was very keen to have a daughter however and I....

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Beauty from Ashes - Sarah's Story

Beauty from Ashes – Sarah’s Story

I became a Christian in my early twenties but didn’t really have an understanding of what this meant and it had little impact on how I lived my life. I got married and had a son but the enemy knew exactly what to do to get me off track and it happened pretty quickly and involved an old boyfriend! Once I went off track things got a bit wild. I drifted along living an increasin....

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