“So I cry out to God for healing, for fixing me, for help. And He met me in His faithfulness. He came into my life and started healing and redeeming. I reached out for help and He started giving me that wholeness, but I would look in the mirror and I would still see that broken vessel that couldn’t be used to serve Him. So one day I asked Him, ‘God, why didn’t You just make me a beautiful vessel of honor, that way you could actually use me to minister.’ And He gave me this vision…”
(check out the video below to hear the rest of Paula’s testimony)
More about Paula and Her Ministry
Author, Speaker, Blogger, and Advocate
Born in the jungles of Peru to missionary parents, Paula’s beginning in life was anything but typical. Raped at the age of 5, Paula was caught in a cycle of damage and abuse which lasted into her thirties. From sexual abuse to later mental, emotional and even spiritual abuse, Paula developed a victim mentality, which fueled decades of continued abuse. The trauma she experienced caused her to develop a variety of psychosomatic illnesses which, at times, left her bed-ridden.
Broken beyond endurance and suicidal, Paula cried out to God for help. He miraculously intervened, faithfully walking with her through a dramatic healing process. Along the way, Paula learned to stand up to her abusers and stop attracting predators. She now knows, from personal experience, the healing, deliverance, and hope that only God can bring.
As an ex-victim, Paula’s passion to help others resulted in her writing Bloom in the Dark, a compilation of true stories shared by women who have walked through personal darkness and abuse. Each story tells how God met, healed, and restored an ex-victim. Readers discover that they are not alone and that there is lasting hope and healing!
Through the ministry of Bloom in The Dark, Paula focuses on writing and speaking to female abuse victims—raising awareness about abuse, bringing hope to victims, and partnering with ministries to help victims recover.
Click HERE to visit Paula’s website.
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