purpose

Mike's Story "Armed With a Call"

Mike's Story "Armed With a Call"

I stood up, walked over to the man and made a promise to bring water and do it in a year.  “How can I trust you he asked?”  I came back with just having a conversation with God and He asking me to do this so not to worry, it will happen.  To which he said “I don’t care. You see many people have promised us water and some have even spoken of your Jesus but no one has met their promise and we’ve been waiting now for almost 4 years, so how can I trust you?”  I apologized profusely for those who came before and especially for those people who said they were Christians, but one day I’m going to stand before God and He’s going to ask if I brought you water and I need to say yes.  With that he put out his hand and we shook.  It was a microphone drop!

Read Mike's amazing story HERE.

Jackie's Story "Shackles Are No More"

Jackie's Story "Shackles Are No More"

I realize now that everything I went through, no matter how dark or heartbreaking or stretching it may have been, was there to fulfill a purpose in and through me. It’s there to help other people going through there own struggles. My desire is to see people raised to life in Christ. It isn’t about a religion or being spiritual. There is a living God that wants to meet people no matter where they are or where they have been… Just like what he did with me. When I was broken and on the biggest detour of my life, God was there walking through it with me. Pastor Steven Furtick said that God is in the detours, details, and dead ends. Not just the destination. For this, I am grateful.

Read the full story HERE.

Aubren's Story "Fight For You"

Aubren's Story "Fight For You"

I want to be all that God intended me to be. I want to live out my purpose. For those fighting a battle that leaves you tired throughout the day and awake at night, demanding your time and energy, leaving your fingers worn and hearts torn, with no prevention or cure — know that you are not alone. There IS light at the end of the tunnel. Fight for your spouse, your kids, your family. But most importantly, fight for you!

Read Aubren's Story Here.

Jaide's Story "She Burned With Passion"

Jaide's Story "She Burned With Passion"

 I'll be flying up to Minnesota soon to go to a missionary school. I desire to travel the world, but what I really want is to bring others to Christ and to work in assisting human trafficking victims and the homeless. I am called to serve and not be served. I want to always strive to live a life of servitude and surrender and selfishlessness.

Read Jaide's story HERE.

Izy's Story "I'm Helping the World"

Izy's Story "I'm Helping the World"

I do not have a lot of money in my account, but my mom and dad said that I could take the money out and use it. I wrote a list of the things I wanted to buy for them; things like blankets, socks, hats, gloves, snacks, dog food, lip balm, lotion, cough drops, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, flashlights, and batteries. Shopping for the things was fun. I asked my mom, “This is a good thing I’m doing, isn’t it?” She said, “Yes, it is...I’m not just helping a few people. I’m helping the world. ” 

Read Izy's story HERE.

Robin's Story "Beautiful Bright Glow"

Robin's Story "Beautiful Bright Glow"

I believe with my whole heart that God has given me a discernment to recognize when people are facing things they can't deal with.  It has happened on more than one occasion that I have asked people if they were okay, and in my reaching out they have opened up to me and shared what they were going through.

 

Read Robin's full story HERE.

Lauren's Story "Hydro Warrior"

Lauren's Story "Hydro Warrior"

When I began telling my story, the true intent of the book really came to fruition. So many people, like me, have “untold stories” and silent battles that hide beneath masks of productive, sociable facades. It’s my hope that many more people begin to open themselves up and share their story because the results can be extremely impactful.

Read Lauren's full story HERE.

Olivia's Story "Grace and Courage"

Olivia's Story "Grace and Courage"

It would be so easy for me to just be depressed and wonder why this had to happen to me. I chose a different route. I wanted people to see that even after something this horrible could happen to me, I could become stronger than I had ever been because of it. I wanted to be an inspiration to others just as that woman was to me. 

Read Olivia's story HERE

Tracy's Story "Ooz Wow Moments"

Tracy's Story "Ooz Wow Moments"

We must choose to live our lives in wide-eyed wonder. The remarkable thing is that OozWow moments occur even in the darkest of times. This is the way I choose to live my life.

Read Tracy's Story HERE.

John's Story "He Dusts Me Off"

John's Story "He Dusts Me Off"

"My wife and I had been pastoring and working in our denomination’s headquarters for more than 25 years when I felt God pulling me back to the front lines. Where light meets dark. It was a huge step of faith and it changed everything – for the good."
 

Read John's complete story "He Dusts Me Off" HERE.

Amy's Story "3 Months to Live"

Amy's Story "3 Months to Live"

"I learned that I have value and purpose. I embraced things in ways I hadn't before.  I began to live.  To feel what it feels like to actually be alive.  I danced."


Read Amy's complete story HERE.
 

David's Story "Hope Dealer"

David's Story "Hope Dealer"

"Today I have an amazing family, a career, and a passion for living each day not only to make myself better but to improve the lives of those around me. I have found a better life in recovery, and I live to share the power of recovery with others!"

Read David's new life of purpose HERE.

Chloe's Story "Doors"

Chloe's Story "Doors"

"Now I am finishing my first week at Kansas City Art Institute, knowing that this beautiful school is where I need to be."

Ready Chloe's full story HERE.

Trish's Story "Changed, Used and Content"

Trish's Story "Changed, Used and Content"

"I still have purpose? I most certainly do."


Read Trish's complete story HERE.
 

Garret's Story "A Reason"

Garret's Story "A Reason"

"God has kept me here for a reason...Maybe it’s my story, maybe I’m gonna reach somebody, maybe someone’s gonna start taking their meds, maybe somebody’s gonna appreciate that beautiful bird in the garden."

Read Garret's complete story HERE.

HOLLY'S STORY "SIMPLICITY"

HOLLY'S STORY "SIMPLICITY"

"We all have so much love inside to give to the world and we can’t do it if we are drowning in our worries, fears, and pain. Choose to love, and you will radiate and touch lives all around you, including your own."

READ MORE ON HOLLY'S STORY "SIMPLICITY" HERE.

SHELBY'S STORY "REMEMBER"

SHELBY'S STORY "REMEMBER"

"Because of her I am going to be a better person. I want to love people like she did. She taught me that I shouldn’t judge people, and instead I should always try to see the good in them."

READ MORE ABOUT SHELBY HERE.