We continue in our Friday series, Life Change Inbox. I am sharing some of the wonderful emails my husband gets, where people share the work God is doing in their lives through Elevation Church. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 3:2-4 that our lives are living letters written so that God might be glorified. None of these letters have been changed in anyway.
I hope Courtney's story will bless you today...
I moved here from Buffalo, New York and I feel like Elevation has changed my life completely. In New York, I was leading a terrible life where I was dependent on weed, alcohol, and sex. I grew up with an alcoholic father and right before I moved here he kicked me out of his house and I was homeless. My mother and myself didn't get along. We used to be a happy family until my parents divorce then everything went bad. My mother had hit me and my father was committing adultery. I went to a Christian private school and after graduating I turned away from God. I led a horrible life until my sister called me and told me to move down here with her. My neighbor brought me to a service and I just balled my eyes out. Elevation was the only thing that saved me. I was numb, I couldn't feel, I let the drugs take over and I couldn't get back. Elevation brought me back. I used to get high everyday, now I'm getting high off of God's love. I gave my life to Jesus during the Easter service and I never want to go back to the way I lived before. I want to thank you Elevation, for giving me hope when no one else gave it to me and I had no reason to even live. You gave me a reason.
I love this church!
Courtney sent us this letter back in April. When we called her this week she told us that although she is working a lot, she is still attending our Uptown campus and currently in a relationship with someone who is helping her stay accountable. Way to go Courtney! God has an amazing plan for your future!