Stories of Grace & Redemption
My name is Tabatha Pelfrey. I was born and raised in Roane County TN. I came from a long life of struggles that left me feeling incomplete and sad often. This caused me to make bad decisions that led to a heavy drug addiction. I got to a point to where I didn't care about anyone or anything if it was not beneficial for myself I didn't bother with it. The enemy had destroyed my life and I allowed it for a very long time loosing custody of my child not once but twice. He had me right where he wanted me, at least that's what he thought!! See the truth is my savor Jesus Christ had me just where he wanted me. Over a year ago I give my heart and life over to God and I have not been the same since. Then Invitation Ministries helped me go into Louisiana Teen Challenge. God has totally changed the person I once was. I now am able to understand that it's not always about Tabatha and he is continuing to change the person I am. The Lord is already restoring things in my life. I am a walking testimony of that today God has restored my family and my life he just continue to blow my mind with his goodness. Thank you Lord for never leaving me! I"m realizing each day my need for the Lord is becoming stronger and stronger and I know I could never make it without him once I was lost but now I am found and it's all for the glory of our God!! Jesus Christ
I Struggled with drug addiction and self destructive behavior for 20 years. It left me angry and broken. I was so lost in darkness that I couldn't remember what hope felt like. I entered Teen Challenge on Nov. 11,2014 and all that changed! I found the GRACE and LOVE of Jesus Christ and now my hope is in Him. I now work at The Bridge Adult and Teen Challenge in Louisiana and I am honored to watch the ladies lives be transformed through Christ!
My name is Lindsay Fitzgerald. I was bound up in addiction for a decade. I had lost all hope and every chance at redeeming what I had done to my family, and all the people in my life who cared about me. I had sabotaged my entire life in addiction, quitting everything, and blaming everybody. All for a few highs, and some really fake friends. I was selfish, and at the lowest point in my life when I had a radical encounter with the love of God in a jail cell, that changed my heart and my will for my life. I wanted a fresh start and I truly believed that I needed God more then anything in the world. I contacted Sarah Myers with Invitation Ministries and she came to visit me in jail. She gave me HOPE, because I saw first hand what God had done in her life, and I actually believed He would do it again for me. She arranged a bus ticket for me, and a bed in Louisiana Teen Challenge. I surrendered my life to God, but I needed to learn how to walk out what had happened in my heart. I graduated the program, and became a full-time staff member helping other women to receive freedom and gain confidence in their identity in Christ. I will never use drugs or alcohol again, and am called into full-time ministry. I also am a worship leader at my home church in Louisiana and love to write worship music and play guitar. The love of God has won me over and I will never turn back. Be encouraged, God is FAITHFUL!