New York, USA

I started having same-sex attraction as a young teenager.  However, about then I had an experience that made me aware that God was real.

When I was 17, my mother died, and 2 years later I developed a depression that gradually deepened over the next 4 years. I often cried privately and prayed to die.  My behavior became more erratic until one day the police took me to the hospital and I wound up in a padded room.  That was a “bottom” experience for me.

A friend invited me to a Billy Graham Crusade in 1988 where I decided to surrender to the Lord. Though I didn’t immediately feel different, my life started to improve. The first time I got really absorbed in reading the Bible, a tormenting inner feeling I had for years suddenly left.  I started going to a church where I often experienced the tangible presence of God and I learned a lot about how God really is.

I frequented a local ex-gay ministry and started getting in touch with my masculine nature.  The leader invited me to an Exodus conference in 1999 where I saw God the Father holding me as a child and weeping uncontrollably over me.  I had another healing encounter at Exodus in 2001 when Jesus powerfully told me that I am not a mistake.

My testimony is that I was a tormented wretch with no hope, but now because of Jesus I’ve got peace inside and my life gradually keeps getting better.


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.