From Prostitution To Jesus

My friend Anita is a beautiful and godly woman.  She and her husband are leaders in their church.  They love the Lord Jesus and are quick to obey Him when it comes to serving others.  Anita is a singer and leads worship in convalescent homes and prays with the patients there.

Years before I met Anita, she was a different person.  She tells me she was a singer in clubs in Las Vegas.  She was also a prostitute there, registered with the police department.  She was addicted to sex.  She was an alcoholic and a heroin addict.  She had several husbands. Every man she married she fell madly in love with, but none of those marriages lasted two years.  She even claims she was a lesbian for several years!

Then she hit bottom,  turned to Jesus and He saved her.  He delivered her from her addictions and cleaned up her life.  She later asked God to send her a godly man who would be good for her.  She met Mike, but she did not fall madly in love with Mike.  Yet, he was a godly man and she believed he was God’s answer to her prayer.  She then made a decision that she would “love Mike as unto the Lord.”  Despite her former lifestyle, she claims they maintained a God-honoring courtship, having no sexual contact until after marriage.

Even though God has forgiven Anita for her past sins and has dramatically changed her life, she is now paying the consequences for the life she once lived.

  • She has never been able to become pregnant because of sexually transmitted diseases, some she didn’t even know she had.
  • One of the diseases she contracted was Herpes.  Herpes is painful and there is no cure. Now her husband has it.
  • She sometimes has nightmares about her past.
  • Anita refuses to eat in a restaurant that has a bar.  If they attend a party where wine is served, she and Mike will leave.  She takes extreme measures to avoid temptation because she has to.

They have now been married for 22 years and she maintains that marrying Mike was the second best decision of her life. The first was coming to Jesus.

Anita shares her story openly because it’s a story of hope.  If God can change her, He can change anyone!

[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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6 Responses to From Prostitution To Jesus

  1. Mark L says:

    what a great example of God’s mercy and grace. Her faith is strong! Good song!

  2. Fred says:

    It is awesome to hear how God can give anyone a new life in Christ.

  3. Frank King says:

    Wow; so sorry to hear about the consequences of her past. Still, in the eyes of God, she is a new creation! That’s the big picture. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Adams says:

    It has been an interesting article. And thanks to God for bringing Mike in Anita’s life. There are many Anita’s who need Jesus. We can continue praying for them that, one day, they will come to Him

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