Recent Stories

Coming Home – Beth’s Story

I attended my first church service within a week of being born. I was a later-in-life addition to the family. My older siblings were 9 and 11 years of age when I was born, so I spent most of my early years tagging along with either my brother or sister and their friends. They and my parents were heavily involved in our local Baptist church, a commitment that went well beyond Su....

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Elke’s Story – True Beauty

Elke’s Story – True Beauty

I was born breech birth in Papua New Guinea in the 1970’s. With every push from my mother the umbilical cord kept wrapping itself tighter around my neck. My father eventually had to assist with the birth. He made sure I was not strangled to death whilst the doctor eased my shoulders out of the birth canal. Ultra sound technologies were not available then and much to my parent....

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Lu’s Story – Me and My Big Mouth

Growing up our home was built on love, faith and family. My parents were deeply committed Christians and took Jesus’ commandment to love your neighbour as yourself, literally. Our family of nine regularly expanded to include foster children, and anyone else who needed a home, whether it was just for a night or longer. We grew up seeing my parent’s faith outworked in the rea....

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I’m In Over My Head – Karli’s Story

I’m In Over My Head – Karli’s Story

I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know who Jesus was and that He was my friend who lived in my heart. As a little girl, I clearly heard His whispers of love and calling and I said a whole hearted yes. I was confident in who I was. I remember my parents saying of me; “She’s such a leader” (I know that my siblings and cousins just thought I was bossy!) But becau....

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In Scarlet Etched – Erica’s Story

In Scarlet Etched – Erica’s Story

From Beyond the galaxies you were birthed, And yet somehow you lost your worth. A golden seal in scarlet etched, don’t forget. Don’t forget. Violet Jean Frost The first time I was sexually abused I was not yet five, the next time I was a little older, the time after that I was in my teens and it didn’t stop there. It was as though I had a target on me and I had become &he....

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