After a childhood of painful abuse and neglect, Rebekah felt worthless, disgusting, totally confused about her identity, and absolutely sure there was no God. In her many tears, she felt everyone was against her. In her despair, while contemplating ending her life, she felt to ask a friend about his faith. In his response she felt a love and warmth enter the room.

Her relationship with God changed. She felt God’s grace. She now prizes her identity as a valued daughter of God. No matter what happens, she says, even if she changed her name, her relationship with God would remain the same.

Her life is now balanced, she says, though there are ups and downs. “Faith is feeling that Heavenly Father is there for you,” she said. “With God, there is always hope for something better.”