I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:13 NIV

We have been married for 28 years and we are usually very private people especially about our past, but we really feel like God is leading us to tell our story. Hopefully it will help someone else that is as broken as we were to know that there is hope, and that hope is only found in God.

To make it short and right to the point, Chris and I became addicted to pain pills after he had his total knee replacement. This was such a dark time for us, even though it took us awhile to realize it. At first you feel as if the pills are helping and you can do things with them that you couldn’t without them, but before you know it you can’t do anything without them or with them. Before we knew what was happening, we had nothing, literally nothing but ourselves. No home, barely a car, just holding on to our jobs and the final thing was the threat of losing our family. Like I said, very dark times.

 

Our daughter had started coming to Revolution church and had been inviting us, I had came a few times and just always felt to guilty to be there, not worthy. But Chris started going to church and I saw a change in him that I had never seen before and I wanted it too. We both asked God to save us and forgive us for the things we had done. He took away our addiction and we have both been clean for 2 1/2 years. Our marriage is so different, so good!

God has blessed us beyond belief, we have everything we need; we try to tithe faithfully, which was very hard at first, you think oh I’m not going to have enough to make it through, but God provides to those who do His will. He has never let us down. We know that there are trials to face along the way, but those will only make us stronger. It is only by his Amazing Grace that we are here. Thanks to everyone for listening to our story of redemption!

 Chris & Leslie Allen