Hi, my name is Jackie and I am 47 years old. I am from Chicago. Growing up I experienced all forms of abuse, which lead me to the inner-city streets at a very young age. I began using and selling drugs to numb my pain. In 2005, when I was pregnant with my son, I had an encounter with Jesus and it was the greatest love I have ever experienced. I stayed in an abusive relationship for my son and eventually walked away from God. Due to the abuse, I became addicted to opiates. I had another son, but my addiction continued. It caused me to lose custody and be incarcerated for 2 years. Finally, I was ready to surrender, so I called Adult and Teen Challenge. It was the best decision I have ever made. I graduated in 2021. I have restoration with my sons and peace with Jesus. He is not just my Savior, but my Lord and friend – and that is my game changer.