Hello, my name is Rebekah Morrison and I am 23 years old. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, along with my 3 siblings. We were very blessed to have such loving and nurturing parents growing up. I gave my life to Jesus Christ at a young age, but my lifestyle eventually contradicted my beliefs. When I became a teenager I started to experiment with alcohol. Before I knew it I was completely consumed by the substance, and I was paying for the consequences one bad decision after another. I was a reckless, selfish, and suicidal alcoholic. By 2017 I was very deep into my addiction and I couldn’t see any way to eliminate my pain, so I attempted suicide.
Nine days after that event I reached out to Grace House and my life will never be the same. I was immersed in the Lord every day, and I finally knew what it meant to be a follower of Jesus. Immediately upon my arrival I surrendered to God and let Him start healing me from the inside out. Over the months I developed many important life skills and I discovered how to have healthy structure in my routine. I also received so many blessings from God. He allowed a court case that I had hanging over my head to be dismissed and now I have a clean record. That was just one of the many mountains He has moved for me. In April 2018 I completed the program.
Unfortunately shortly after I graduated, I did not stay plugged in, and I went back to drinking. Only this time it was more devastating to me. I felt like I had lost the Lord after having just gained Him. I had never felt more alone and ashamed in my life. I was so desperate to surrender to Him again and to quit drinking for good.
By His grace and His overwhelming goodness, I was accepted back into the program in September. I remained in the program and eventually stayed on as an Assistant House Supervisor. I am so grateful that this ministry has taught me how to be a light for Jesus and has allowed me to serve Him. In this home I feel loved, accepted, supported, appreciated, and healed, not only by the Lord, but by all of the ladies that I encounter here daily. At Grace House I’ve experienced miracles, restoration, transformation, healing, and freedom. I’ve come to learn and accept that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He alone can satisfy me and fill my cup. I praise God that He has given me a home, not just here on earth, but in heaven also.
In Mark 5:34 Jesus said “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.” I believe that this is true for me, and I am so grateful that He has set me free. I used to serve myself and this world, but today my desire is to serve Him, honor Him, and bring Him glory in everything that I do.