“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you ... for I am gentle and humble in heart.”Matthew 11:28-29
Depressed to the point of wanting to take my own life, I phoned the Haven Today office and shared that I was being abused by my husband. He’d kicked me out of our house with our 23-month-old daughter. Often I’d spend the evenings in the car, and one night I tuned into WDCX out of Rochester, New York, to hear Charles Morris speaking on divorce and remarriage.
Raised in a Sikh home, I was taught to admire Jesus as a great teacher, saint, and even God—though one of many gods. I was brought up believing Christianity was a Western religion of lower moral and ethical standards. So you can be sure that questions arose when I heard the Haven program teaching about the transforming life of Jesus.
Ultimately, I prayed over the phone to accept Christ and receive the promise that my sins were forgiven. Haven sent me The Jesus Storybook Bible and Basic Christianity. A year after my life- changing phone conversation, I visited the Haven office in Vancouver to express my appreciation for leading me to the one true God. Have you found Him, too?
Vicki Bowker, former Prayer Ministry coordinator at Haven, Canada, shared this story of Nikki who lives now in Brampton, Ontario, telling others of her changed life in Christ.