Audience: Youth/Young Adults; Resource Type: Testimonies

Seeking Answers

Seeking Answers

by Colton, 24 The words of others can affect our lives in both positive and negative ways. From the lies spoken over me by the world to the truth I hear every week at Living Hope, words have greatly impacted my life.    I grew up in a very loving home and probably have the funniest … Read More »

You Cannot Serve Two Masters

You Cannot Serve Two Masters

by Wendy, 49 2001 was a watershed year for me. Long before that year, I felt that I was gay. In fact, for a long time I believed I’d been born gay. Sometime between 1999 to 2001 I read a Christian book that challenged my assumptions. Despite living in a lesbian relationship, I decided to … Read More »

You Can Be Known And Loved

You Can Be Known And Loved

I came out of the dark and told my Dad that I was same-sex attracted and that I was going to live out my life in accordance with that identity. I will never forget his words to me…

From Abuse to Abundance

From Abuse to Abundance

                  By my 6th birthday I had 6 different sexual abusers: my dad, my grandfather, a teacher, doctor, and neighborhood kids. I started to struggle with suicidal thoughts at 5 years old. I grew up paranoid and afraid. I trusted no one and saw no way out … Read More »

Finding the Gospel at Living Hope

I remember that first time I heard Ricky’s explanation about how same sex attractions (SSA) develops. Honestly, this was the first time I heard a different term for my struggle other than gay. When I started attending Living Hope Ministries group, my life started to change. Coming to group and hearing Ricky teach was the first time I really heard the Gospel. One of the beautiful thing about Living Hope is that they are about Jesus getting the glory; its all about Jesus. I started to understand what it meant to be a part of a body of believers and being a true disciple of Christ. I truly believe God used this ministry to reach me – someone who felt trapped in a pit of shame and secrecy. I was welcomed into a safe place where I learned to be honest about my struggles and allowed to take off my mask…

A Drag Queen’s True Transformation

A Drag Queen’s True Transformation

My name is Kevin. I am 35 years old. The man I am today, is not the man I have always been.  My life has been radically changed.  But let me give you a little history to set the stage: When I was just two years old, my parents got a divorce. My mom has always … Read More »

Mighty Warrior

Recently I was amazed when my dad wrote me a letter blessing me and telling me how proud he is of me. He ended the letter by saying “So, go forth our son, be a mighty warrior for God.” My dad gave me a new name: “Mighty Warrior.” Soon after I wrote my Dad a letter opening up to him about my struggle with same-gender-attraction, and by the grace of God my dad and I began to mend our broken relationship.

My Life in the Hope House

by John, 24 The Hope House is a discipleship program where sexually broken guys are seeking a deeper relationship with God. I applied to live at the Hope House because, somewhere deep down, I recognized I couldn’t remain in control of my life much longer. I once lived in the gay lifestyle and, though it … Read More »

How Can Living Hope Help You or Your Church?

Living Hope Ministries offers a variety of services to help those who are struggling with sexual and relational brokenness, homosexuality, and those who love them.  SUPPORT GROUPS We offer FREE weekly support groups. These meetings are confidential and a person must go through an intake interview prior to attending the group.  Intakes can be arranged … Read More »

From The Inside Out

Before coming to Living Hope, I felt hopeless. I had no real, authentic relationship with the Lord. I saw Him as an angry man who had His constant eye on me, looking for things I did wrong. My feelings are fickle. I can be worshiping God one moment, and then the very next moment, choose sin. But, I’ve begun to realize the love God has for me, and that’s changing my heart.