A woman who struggled with drugs and sexuality found a new and transformed life after surrendering her life to Jesus Christ.
Struggling With Drugs & Sexuality
Life was challenging for Edna as a child. She had an abusive, alcoholic, and drug-addicted father. However, what pained the little girl even more were the things her father didn’t do for her as his daughter. She yearned for his fatherly affection.
The broken life Edna experienced led her to start drinking alcohol at an early age. By the age of nine, it became her way of escaping and numbing herself from pain. Moreover, as a teenager, she found herself attracted to the same sex. She developed feelings for girls because they made her feel cared for. Since then, she has struggled with her identity.
Subsequently, Edna altered her appearance and started dressing like a boy. Additionally, during college, she engaged in sexual relationships with both men and women. Furthermore, her addiction to alcohol and drugs worsened.
Encountering God At 41
For many years, Edna’s life centered around alcohol, drugs, and sex. She found herself in and out of jail for two decades. However, one day, she reached her breaking point.
At the age of 41, Edna was arrested by the police on cocaine trafficking charges. Consequently, she was sentenced to ten years in prison. At that moment, depression consumed her, and she spent most of her time crying and sleeping. Nevertheless, she continued her destructive lifestyle even behind bars.
Later, during Edna’s eighth year in prison, she “became extremely ill,” prompting her to attend a church service where she encountered the Gospel for the first time. This experience ignited a desire to connect with God as she yearned for change in her life. Despite feelings of unworthiness, she deeply wanted Him in her life.
Subsequently, Edna had to undergo surgery for kidney stones and was hospitalized. It was during this time that God spoke to her, leading to a profound change in her life.
Watch what happened in the video below.
Reference | 700 Club Interactive
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