NY – Tina Completes the Program

Congratulations, Tina on your recent completion!

Tina’s Story: I am 39 years old.  I was born in Allentown, PA.  I have good and bad memories of my childhood.  My father was an alcoholic, and I would often witness him beating my mother up.  I would hide under the bed until the cops came and arrested him.  My parents got divorced, and when I was 8 my mother got saved and brought me up in a Christian home.  I was baptized at age 15 and was home schooled. By the age of 20, I was making poor choices, hanging around with the wrong people and going to raves, and began doing hard-core drugs.  I fell in love with a man that I dated for six years, until he left me for another man.  I was crushed and blamed myself.  I felt completely empty, and began going out to bars, living a careless life, allowing drugs and alcohol to run my life.  At age 26, I decided to go to college.  I got my B.A., but I was still empty, lost, and unhappy.  I kept God out of my equation, and went back to my old lifestyle. By 2009 I had a trail of DUIs.  I spent time in jail, but that didn’t stop me.  While on probation I had a heated argument with my sister and drank and drove.  I woke up in the hospital with a blood alcohol level of .054% and was on life support.  The doctors told my mom I wouldn’t make it, but she prayed to God, put her hands on me, and told God that she was giving me back to Him.  God spared my life. I was arrested for that DUI and spent more time in jail.  That was when I decided to get out of the pit I had created for myself, and gave my life back to God.  I still had to face charges for my third DUI, and I knew that being institutionalized would not free me from my addiction because I was not free in Christ.  I heard about the Walter Hoving Home and entered the program.

Being at the Home has been amazing.  I know what real freedom is.  I am coming to know God all over again.  Without Him I was empty.  I am now at peace and in the process of healing.  I know I don’t want to be the old person I was.  I am a new creation in Christ, and my past is forgiven.  My plan is to stay strong, have faith in God, and put my life in His hands.   Where He leads me I will follow.

Ephesians 2:4-5:  But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved.

4 Responses to NY – Tina Completes the Program

  1. Heidi says:

    Congratulations, Tina! I’m so proud of you – glory to God for all He has done in your life!

  2. christine case says:

    my daughter just arrived there this weekend. I hope one day to see her name on this list. I lover her sooo much and all the other places for treatment have not worked..I think it is her time now. Finally she is in a place where she can trust people!!

  3. Walter Hoving Home says:

    We are glad your daughter is seeking help here! Our prayers are that she finds the same victory in Christ that Tina has found.

  4. lubia says:

    congratulations tina!

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