TESTIMONIALS

RIK LYONS

Growing up in church, I was taught right from wrong.  Unfortunately, when I reached the age of thirteen, my mother gave me the option, to keep going to church or stop.  I chose to stop, and before I knew it, jail seemed to be my new home.  Two years after that decision, I lost my mother, throwing my life into perpetual turmoil.  I asked God why.

Then in March of 1999 I lost my son.  I blamed God.  I again asked why.

While in jail, I found myself in a church service.  For the first time a pastor spoke life into me.  Inconspicuously sitting in the back, trying my best not to be seen, he made it a point to bring me to the altar.  He explained to me that we serve a God of grace and love, not of contempt or judgment.  That night I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior!

Life did not become a bed of roses overnight, by any stretch, but I always know my Father is near!

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20

GEANA VIVIAN

My fondest memories of my uncle involved church.  It’s amazing that such a powerful message could be delivered by such an unassuming pastor.  In spite of my Christian upbringing, by nineteen I began experimenting with methamphetamine.  Thirty years later, I found myself cold, lonely, and in jail.

Upon being released I found a new church.  For 100 days I walked with Jesus.  I stopped attending church.  I relapsed.

When I found New Creation Foundation, I found hope.  Stepping away from decades of addiction was difficult, but with Christ I can do all things! (Philippians 4:13)

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

MARC BENNETT

I was raised in a privileged, loving family.  I had success in school and athletics, but always felt insignificant. I felt like an underachiever based on the self-imposed pressure of living up to expectations that I thought my mother and father had put on me.

I wasn’t happy.  I couldn’t make anyone happy.  What was the point?

After getting married and having a son, I felt I was living the American dream.  Even so, my low self-esteem would blind me to the reality that I could not please everyone.  I buried my feelings of failure and guilt with prescription pain pills and methamphetamine.  My marriage ended shortly thereafter.

Since arriving at New Creation Foundation, I found God!

All of the insecurities I experienced in my life were falsehoods planted by the enemy.  Now, after developing a relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I know that I am more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28