Lia was standing at the window, ready to jump. It wasn’t her first suicide attempt, but this one felt different – she knew she had truly hit rock bottom. Lia was living with a violently abusive, alcoholic husband and could see no way out. Her life was hell.
Before she could jump, some power miraculously intervened to stop her, and she found herself talking to a neighbor, the wife of a pastor, who assured her that if she ended her life without Jesus, she would spend eternity in a place that would be infinitely worse.
“What can I do?” Lia asked. In response, the pastor’s wife led her through a prayer of repentance and when they finished, Lia was crying tears of joy. She didn’t understand what had happened but her new friend and mentor helped her realize she had met Jesus and her sins were forgiven.
Within a week after repentance, Lia, a music teacher, had written the first of many worship songs and began a new life serving God. Filled with a brand-new sense of purpose, she was soon traveling to villages with pastors and teaching kids from the Bible.
God’s redeeming love lifted Lia from the deepest depths of despair and compelled her to live out her faith in a way that inspires all who know her; a testimony to the transforming power of the Gospel.
Today, more than two decades later, Lia leads a Tomorrow Club in the Republic of Georgia where she is helping 21 kids, all from unbelieving families, learn to follow Jesus. She sees how God works in the lives of the children and, by extension, their parents. Her biggest joy, she says, comes when a child tells her, “I love Jesus.”