Testimonies have been a part of Celebrate Recovery since the very first meeting in November 1991. The purpose of the "Testimonies to Go" videos is twofold: (1) To help new Celebrate Recovery ministries get started with providing testimonies as a regular part of their weekly large and small group time; and (2) to provide encouragement to all of the courageous individuals as they grow in their own recoveries.
The videos show how God used Celebrate Recovery to change the lives of six believers all struggling with different hurts, habits, and hang-ups.
HILLARY: Addictive and compulsive behaviors kept this lost sheep from experiencing healthy emotions like joy and peace. Through Celebrate Recovery she found acceptance and love. Her trust in Jesus brought her the peace she always longed for.
JANA: Education and prestigious jobs could not heal the hidden wounds of the abuse in her past. Only Jesus could heal her empty heart and change her into His confident servant.
BRAD & RENEE: Alcohol and drug addiction nearly ruined their lives. The Lord restored their lives and marriage, and gave them a divine purpose for life.
MAC & MARY: Poor choices in their youth led to his addictions and her codependency. God turned their mistakes into a miracle for their church and family.
JOANN: Her codependency and food addiction almost cost her life. Through brokenness and total surrender to Christ her life and love has been restored.
KARRIE: Bulimia and lack of self-worth were the results of years of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. Through Celebrate Recovery she learned to open up and learn to trust again, as the Lord healed her and gave her opportunities to serve Him.