Jack B.

Jack B.

from MO
Story #378
I was a college student pursing the field of medicine, when my behavior started changing. I found myself caught up in obsessive-compulsive behaviors. I was 23 and for the next 2 decades, I found myself drowning in mental illness. In 1995, I was diagnosed with Manic-Depression or Bipolar Disorder. I tried to kill myself twice, and had been arrested a number of times, failed in four marriages, and found myself homeless, and eating out of garbage cans. I grew up in the church and asked God, "Why was this happening to me?" There was not any family or friends that came to my rescue, it was the Holy Spirit. My mental illness came and took everything away from me, and yet in my complete surrender to Christ, I had no one else to trust. For 7 years, I had no job and lived in poverty. I had no girlfriend or family to lean on. I was all alone. In that time, I learned to study the Bible and see the truth, I learned to pray, and most of all I learned to take the focus off my self and minister and serve others.

I volunteered and served in the Bill Glass Prison Ministries. I volunteered and served in the Jesus Was Homeless and Jobs for Life Ministries in Branson Ministries. I drove around the elderly and the poor in my community who could not afford taxi's. I did this for free. I sponsor a homeless family. I witness and tell my story to others. That you can do all things, through Christ who strengthens you! I have a book on Amazon.com. The title is "From Bipolar to the Cross." A true story of God's healing power, through faith and serving others. I now work back in my professional field of Biomedical Engineering. I now live in the Kansas City area, and continue to serve and minister to those who feel hopeless, broken, and lost. God loves you, no matter what your past is. He wants to use you to help others and to bring love and glory to Him! God be with you, and may he bring peace to you....as you face a broken world.

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