Stacey's Story

After suffering the loss of two sons and a marriage breakdown, Stacey found fulfilment in Jesus

After suffering the loss of two sons and a marriage breakdown, Stacey found fulfilment in Jesus

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There was no talk of Jesus,
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there was no talk of a God of love.
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Nothing like that at all.
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Just became very regimental
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and I just wasn't being fulfilled.
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Hi I'm Stacey and this is my story.
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Before I became a Christian,
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I would have been very gone type of person.
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I was working from the age of 15
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trying to get along with me exams at school
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but never really any interest there.
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I was brought up in a non-Christian household.
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I lost two boys
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who would be 19 and 18 now.
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I just struggled with grief.
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I was just overwhelmed by the loss
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and I didn't know how to cope with it.
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I was married at the time
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and I put a lot of strain on my marriage.
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Every day was just a struggle.
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I closed myself off from my family
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and my friends
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and just found that I didn't know where to turn,
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I didn't have the answers to those 'why' questions.
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Why did this happen to me?
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What did I do wrong?
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Was there a way I could fix it?
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And Jehovah's Witnesses just happened to call on my door
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and they quoted a scripture from Revelation 21,
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three and four
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which said there would be no more pain and suffering
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in the world, so from that I went
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to study with them three nights a week
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and started going to all the meetings.
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Was baptised but my heart just wasn't in that.
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I just felt that there was no talk of Jesus,
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there was no talk of a God of love,
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nothing like that at all.
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Just became very regimental
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and I just wasn't being fulfilled.
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I decided to leave after an amount of time being there
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and I took a job, Moms and Tots in a local church
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and started to attend a meeting there.
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After three or four meetings,
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then I felt that I did have a presence of somebody
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who loved me, who wanted to know me
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and I became a Christian then
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through a talk that a guy had given there.
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Now I'm a more confident person,
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I'm happy, I feel loved,
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I feel forgiven.
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I wasn't the failure that I thought I was.
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I've found my identity in Jesus now
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and I've two girls that I just am totally blessed to have.