Before the RLI conference I was very lost, depressed and lonely. I had sexual addictions, deep-rooted confusion and an identity-crisis. I was looking for love in all the wrong places. Living in constant fear, I had frequent anxiety attacks. I had severe asthma and nut allergies. I was wrapped up in lot of occult (mainly Harry Potter, to the point that I could relate more to that story than my own life). I was a people pleaser to the point that it was detrimental to me. I would say yes to anything and everything people would ask of me. My self-esteem was nonexistent and I thought I was absolutely worthless. I had no clue where I was going or what I was doing; I had literally no direction in my life. I was in college for a long time because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. To relieve some of the anxiety and to help forget about my life I turned to alcohol. I recognized that this way of living was not working and something needed to change!

I came to the conference because my dad told me about it every time he saw me. I noticed some profound changes in him since he became involved with the ministry, so I thought I would try it. This was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has been quite a journey to get where I am now, and even though I didn’t always know it, God has been with me the whole time! I have been freed from anxiety, asthma, confusion, rejection, occult, and the addictions in my life. But most importantly, I experienced God’s love in a way that I never had before; I experienced His true and perfect Love! Now I understand that His love is the only love I need. At the conference I became a new person, the person God intended me to be. It’s been two years now and I am no longer confused, I don’t feel alone, and I know that I am a beautiful child of God! I am soon graduating from college, have a good job and am looking forward to my future with a new sense of confidence!  It is impossible to go through an RLI conference and not experience a change. What I learned and experienced through RLI is deeply life changing and I would recommend it to anyone!

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