A story of how Bob overcame his Adverse Childhood Experiences using the help that his new found community of friends give him.
I didn't always have a happy family like this. I remember back when I was younger, my life was a mess. It all started with the ACE's I had when I was younger.
I was never taken care of in my "home", and always went without food. I remember that sometimes my dad would come and beat me.
As I got older, I didn't know how to fit into society. I made one bad decision after another. Soon I was hanging out with the wrong people and doing bad things. I didn't care about my life or how it would turn out.
All of these things led me to poverty and misfortune. After my mother died of cancer I had nobody else to call my family. This left me alone, and I didn't really know how to take care of myself. I ended up turning to drugs, just so all of this pain can go away.
One day, it was all too much. I heard someone say that Jesus loved everyone, and that he would forgive me if I repent and follow him. So that faithful night I got on my knees and cried out to Jesus.
He heard! Soon after I was lead to a place where, I could get healed from what had happened to me. This was the place I would soon call my father's house.
Now, thanks to the Lord. I have been restored and have overcome all of my ACE's. The Lord has given me a new mind, and a new heart. I now have a healthy family and by the grace of God my children don't have any ACE's.