Charlotte Kate

SET FREE: Hey, my name is Charlotte Kate and I’m 16. I first stepped foot in a church when I was 4, having gone to a Christian Education school until I was 11. But I didn’t start following Jesus for myself until I was 12. I joined my current church, NEW LIFE, when I was 11, after having previous bad experiences with youth at different church establishments. I instantly felt at home and at ease and I have been going to church regularly ever since.

When I was 12, I started struggling with an eating disorder called Anorexia Nervosa. I was admitted to hospital, where I had a near fatal hypoglycemia episode.

When I was 12, I started struggling with an eating disorder called Anorexia Nervosa. I was admitted to hospital, where I had a near fatal hypoglycemia episode. The doctors weren’t sure if I’d survive, but I did! I also started struggling with depression and anxiety.

After this, in a last ditch attempt to finally get my life together, I cried out to God, and he answered me.  By the grace of God, I got a second chance at life in the form of a psych ward admission, where I stayed for three months. When I was discharged from this admission, I threw myself into the word of God and the church, including Sunday school and youth group.

I started sleeping with my Bible open and God started a healing process in me, which I am still on.

One night, I went to a youth event hosted by a youth pastor named Zeke, who formerly worked at my home church. His service message was on strength. I burst into tears in my youth worker’s arms and from then on, I decided I wanted to get baptised. I got baptised on the 28th of October 2018. It was the best decision of my life. God spoke to me under that water and I’m never turning back.

Since that day, I have had two admissions in three hospitals. I developed PTSD and struggled with night terrors. I started sleeping with my Bible open and God started a healing process in me, which I am still on. I forgave the people who hurt me after a calling from God and instantly felt his peace. To this day, I still struggle, however, I realised who I was and who God was and the game changed.

God saves, babes.

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