Marysville Aglow presents Lisa Castle at their next meeting, Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 7 pm at Running for My Life Ministries, 122 N. Court St., in Marysville. Lisa shares her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction and infidelity, and her road to wholeness and recovery in hopes of encouraging others that there is victory in Jesus Christ.
Lisa grew up in a loving family with no abnormal struggles. At 18, she married and started a family. Despite a seemingly good life, the marriage fell apart. Not long after, Lisa found someone new to love and married again. Now a mother of five children, she finds herself unhappy and regularly transgressing into infidelity.
At this point, drugs and alcohol abuse seemed like problems other people experienced, but not her. Lisa never experienced difficulties stumbling into these vices. With the exception of issues with infidelity, Lisa was a good parent to her children. The marriage, however, didn’t survive the deception of infidelity, and Lisa found herself at age 35, facing a second divorce.
In an effort to cope with the pain, Lisa turned to drugs and alcohol. Casual drinking increased to addiction, and she masked the pain further with drug use. The substance abuse transformed her to a mere fragment of her former self.
Feeling desperate, broken and helpless, Lisa attempted 10 separate times to end her suffering with suicide. By the grace of God she recovered without lingering health issues. Lisa will share her journey of miraculous healing as she falls in love with God and learns to love herself again with those who attend the August meeting of Aglow in Marysville. She share the Gospel to other suffering alcoholics and drug addicts.
Lisa currently lives in Marion with her family where she also ministers to others struggling with substance abuse. Her testimony truly has become her ministry, as she uses the love of God to help people deal with their pain in a transforming way. Lisa serves as a Christian recovery mentor to those struggling with addictions.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this truly gifted woman of God. Lisa hopes her testimony encourages others that there is recovery, and also demonstrates other options available to those dealing with addictions or contemplating suicide.
One can come with the expectation of blessing this coming Thursday. All our welcome at the non-denominational event. Refreshments are served. Come and fellowship and connect with others who share their struggles and receive prayer.