A woman who once "didn't believe in God at all" and suffered through more than a decade of self-harm recently shared her inspiring story with Pure Flix — a journey that led her to find Jesus and transform her life.
"Growing up, I didn't believe in God at all ... I didn't want to," Alyssa said in a video interview, noting that she at one point endured 13 years of self-harm and hospitalizations.
But finding Jesus changed everything, with Alyssa sharing that she found peace and solace through Lynhaven Retreat, a Christian women's shelter, and through Christian movies and TV shows she has been watching on Pure Flix.
"They're not like any other movie," she said of these faith-based films. "You can see the relationship with God between anybody — and in any situation, how He'll make a way when there's no way."
The self-described movie buff said that the "Case for Christ," in particular, had a profound impact on her life. She wasn't a Christian when she watched it, but the themes truly resonated.
"It showed how God fiercely will pursue you even when you don't want Him," Alyssa said.
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"I'm happy to be alive. I don't hate myself and I can love other people," Alyssa said of her life today. "I can love God, because now I know what true love is."
Alyssa's experience at the women's shelter and through Pure Flix have played a major role in her spiritual development, showing how people "can live out the gospel and really walk with the Lord."
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