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Stories of Hope

God does great things in our lives

... even in the midst of really hard things.

Allie in Groveland

My life has been very hard this past year. I lost my grandmother over the summer. Things just weren’t the same. I felt heartbroken. My grandma was the only person I felt safe to go to with my problems (besides God). I could go to my grandma and talk to her about my problems, and…

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Denise in Galesburg

“I used to have a very bad temper. About 14 years ago, before I found WCIC and renewed my faith, I was under a lot of stress. I am a single mom and was working full-time at a grocery store while working from home as a cake decorator. I had a cake order due and…

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Rebecca in Pekin

“I was lying in bed… struggling, wrestling, praying, crying, asking God for something, not knowing what I needed exactly. Almost Home by MercyMe came on. It was the perfect lyrics for me right now. So, so thankful for music in my midnight hour, literally.”

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Nicole in Springfield

Nicole struggled with heroin addiction for six years, doing things she wasn’t proud of to support the habit she and her ex-husband shared. “I was homeless, helpless, and on the last string of losing my daughter.” She hit rock bottom and entered rehab for the fifth time in March of 2016. But now she can see…

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Matt in Metamora

“My wife’s father has been struggling since October from serious health problems. He was recovering, but now there is just one setback after another. Through all this, I still see God working in my wife’s life. She has had so much stress, but she handles everything with such grace and gives all the glory to God.…

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Jacklyn in Sherman

I found myself at a crossroads in life. My husband of 10 years no longer wanted to be married. I was lost, confused, and angry at God. He knew how hard I was fighting for my family to stay together. How could He let my marriage fall apart? I lost myself and knew that without God I…