Elmbrook Stories

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God Steps Up to the Challenge: Eric's Story

God Steps Up to the Challenge: Eric

God Steps Up to the Challenge: Eric's Story by Eric Pederson   I grew up in the church and accepted Christ at a very young age. I was not the same as my peers – sensitive, conscientious, empathetic – so consequently I was bullied both at school and at church. I responded to the rejection by withdrawing into shame. I pushed people away and distanced myself from God. I turned to pornography to cope, but instead of making things better it eroded my...

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A Child of God

A Child of God

A Child of God by Melania Klemowits   Family has always been important to Melania, especially since hers was so unique. When a teenage couple found out there was a baby on the way while they were still in high school, they made the difficult decision to put their child up for adoption. When Melania, with a bouquet of curly red hair, entered the world, she was taken home by a Christian couple she would grow up knowing as Mom and Dad. Melania’s parents created a loving...

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Woody's Story: Waiting for Healing

Woody

Woody's Story: Waiting for Healing by Woody Davis     A little bit about this video: I had shared my story a couple times with larger groups before, and I always knew that there was value in being vulnerable about what I’ve been through. Yet I knew that if I really wanted to communicate my struggles effectively, I needed to share a more personal view of my story. A video perhaps? I became aware of how terrible my anxiety was when I was a high school sophomore. My...

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