Kim’s Testimony

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I don’t know about you, but I was caught in a web of lies that totally dictated and nearly destroyed my life. I didn’t understand just how powerful the deception and lies about who I believed God to be really were and how these lies resonated deep within in my soul.

I gave my life to Christ in the hope that I would find freedom from the lies that held me captive. I didn’t find freedom, however, because I was still believing lies that Satan had set into motion early in my life.

Lies shaped my beliefs. I felt that I needed to measure up, clean up my life, erase, or do enough good works so that my past could be forgiven. I was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused as a young adult. This left me feeling out of control. I fell into promiscuity as way to feel in control of my life.

For as long as I can remember, I have never felt accepted by anyone in my life. I believed I was unworthy of acceptance. These lies became demons, which became my reality, as I believed them. I was tormented by these destructive beliefs and lies.

As a toddler, my father left; this made me feel abandoned. This left a large hole in my heart. So the lie this created was that if my earthly father could find nothing in me worthy of love, then how God could find anything redeeming in me to love and accept?

Once I came to True Life – Discipleship Counseling, this all changed for me through the Truths that I came to understand. Through the counseling and discipleship, I learned to believe and allow these Truths to be written on my heart. They are now replacing the Lies that once nearly destroyed me.

Kim D., Bel Air, MD

Training Programs

True Life Institute celebrated with this fall’s participants at a dinner held at Fellowship Chapel on February 13. Students and their guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, prepared and served by the True Life staff. Dinner was followed by a wonderful time of fellowship, as students shared all that Abba Father has revealed to them during their time in the Institute. What a wonderful way to wrap up an amazing fall semester!

These same students will be returning in March to participate in an extension of the Institute known as the True Life Advanced Training. During this 12-week semester, participants will be trained and equipped with the tools necessary to communicate the truth about “Christ as Life” with hurting people, either through formal counseling/discipleship settings, or in informal meetings with those in their circle of influence.

Under the guidance of True Life staff, students in the program will participate in group discussions and seminars on topics relating to the application of Grace Life principles in the counseling and discipleship process. Students will be required to read several books and view DVDs which will instruct them in this process. During the program, students will also have the opportunity to observe and participate in actual counseling sessions. Throughout the entire course, each participant will meet with a staff member for personal mentoring, where questions and spiritual growth will be addressed. We are so excited for what God has planned! Please join us in praying for the staff and students of this year’s Advanced Training.