I led a life of emptiness, doing everything for myself, and in the process hurting a lot of people. Nothing could help me or fill this void I had in my heart. I was alone in a dark world fighting tooth and nail, trying to obtain just a speck of hope. I tried numerous anti-depressants over the course of 5 years, and after constant disappointment, I turned to self-medicating. I was overcome by apathy, consumed by a life of failure, self-doubt, and habitual drug use. My life was over and all my bridges were burned, holding near the single aspiration of finding a menial job to maintain this destructive lifestyle. Jesus Christ broke those chains of captivity, He filled the void I had in my heart, He did everything that nothing in this world could do. He set me free. During my nine month stay at Mission at the Cross, I learned many useful tools that are helping me to succeed in my daily walk as a Christian, and as a college student. I am currently enrolled as a nursing student at Meridian Community College. The Lord has put me on a path that I never thought could be possible. It definitely is not easy, but I know for a fact that had I not been prepared by God at Mission at the Cross, I would not be sitting here today.
So many teenagers, and young adults struggle with depression/anxiety. For many, the relentless discouragement, and hopelessness pushes them to the point of drug abuse or alcoholism. Jesus can, and WILL deliver, just as he has done for me.