"My Salvation Testimony"


Patty Moore

 


    I pray that you will be blessed, and God will be glorified, by this recounting of my journey
    out of the world and into salvation.

    I was born to an alcoholic, womanizing father, and a co-dependent mother, on Aug. 30,
    1958. During my youngest years of life, I was beaten up physically, emotionally, and
    sexually.

    My mother decided that she had enough, and she left St. Louis, Mo. for a new life in
    Southern California, where her bother and sisters could help support our family of 6
    (mother, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters). We headed to California with only our suitcases
    via Santa Fe, and we never looked back. I was 12 years old at this time.

    The rebellious teens set in strong for me. I was very, very angry, and I let the world
    know that I was no longer a victim (little did I know). I hung with the wrong crowd, and
    I experimented with alcohol and drugs. I did, however; graduate from high school in
    1977 (I guess I had some goals).

    I became pregnant with my first son, William, in 1977, and for the first time in my life I
    felt the sweetness of God's love through my precious baby boy.

    I married my son's father in 1979, and we had another son, Adam, in 1981. Things were
    rough in our marriage. My young husband had a drinking problem, and I strayed from
    our marriage.

    We broke up for 2 years. During those 2 years, all I did was party, party, party, while the
    children were at their father's on the weekends.

    I hit rock bottom with a life full of emptiness. I longed for forgiveness and love in my
    life, and I was trying in my own strength to attain happiness, but I was getting nowhere.
    It was just by the grace of God that I enrolled my children that summer in a Christian
    elementary school. One of my goals that summer was to read the Bible, because I didn't
    want my children to know more about it than me. In my room every night, after I put my
    babes to bed, I read. After about a week, in my own little prayer closet, I asked my sweet
    Jesus into my heart.

    I continued growing in His word, and he healed the past, and the present wounds of a
    child's broken heart. The Lord also completely restored my marriage, and He healed my
    husband (he has been sober for 13 years, now!)

    God also gave us a new son, Justin, in 1992 (the doctors didn't think I could have another
    child, and God proved them all wrong).

    The Lord continues to bestow His love and grace on my life each day, as I grow for His
    kingdom.

    Many blessings of Christ's love and salvation to all who read my humble message,
    Patty Moore

    Link to Cross Way Publication:
    http://www.pennet.net/crosspub/hoffman/crossway.html

    Please go to poet's page under Patricia Moore.
    Please read:
    "A Childhood Healed by His Word"
    "I Am Not Worthy"