Jennifer's Story

Having tried crystals, tarot, travel, escapism and more, Jennifer eventually found what she was looking for in Jesus

Having tried crystals, tarot, travel, escapism and more, Jennifer eventually found what she was looking for in Jesus

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I kind of came in kinda backwards, sideways into faith.
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My name's Jennifer and this is my story.
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I'd been bullied at school for many years.
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I'd gone to university but still felt detached and alone
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so I'd, yeah, I left uni and
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looked at different careers
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I just couldn't find identity.
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My way out of that was to go abroad
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and I was on holiday in Cappadocia
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which Paul writes about in the New Testament.
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I'd just got married five months before
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and within about a week or two
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of coming back from Turkey
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I was gone from my home.
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My eyes had been opened to the fact
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that I was not safe in my home.
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I was terrified. I'd done all these things,
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crystals, Tarot, everything, you name it,
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looking for Jesus.
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When I first got to church I was aware
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that the men, especially, they were very different
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in terms of conversation and respect
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and kindness and gentleness
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because I had not experienced that at all.
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I'd experienced anger, rejection,
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violence and I don't see those things.
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Not in my church, I don't see those,
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and it's, everyone is equal.
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Women are given space and a voice
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and love.
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All of the experiences I have come through in life
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it's all for redemption.
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A lot of time spent getting to know who God is
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through His word. It's God of the Bible first of all,
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that's what I knew, but it wasn't until the following spring
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that I realised it was Jesus.
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His suffering was greater than mine
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or anyone else's could ever be.
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He died and He visited hell
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and I felt it was really,
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very very tough and dark for me but I didn't do either
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of those things and he did that out of His love for me.