A mom resorted to working in the sex industry to provide for her daughter until someone invited her to church, and she encountered the love of God.
Christa Hernandez came from an abusive home. Her parents separated when she was just five years old. Since then, Christa couldn’t find security anywhere as physical, emotional, and sexual abuse surrounded her life growing up. She didn’t know safety at all.
At 18, Christa gave birth to her first child. That’s when she resorted to becoming a stripper to provide for her daughter. Soon, she started using cocaine. The mom was also forced to enter the adult industry.
Working For The Sex Industry
For 20 years, working for the sex industry became Christa’s source of income. Then the time came that her addiction to pain pills worsened. Drugs were her only way to forget the pain temporarily. So, she went deeper into it. Further, she was also in and out of jail and lost custody of her kids.
Amid her chaotic life, Christa tried to pray. She knew the loving God existed but didn’t think He would love and accept someone as sinful as her. So, she thought maybe, God wouldn’t hear her prayers.
Until one day, Christa received an unexpected invitation from another mom to her son’s baseball game. The mom invited her to church. Christa wanted to reject her invitation. But due to wrong motives and a hidden agenda, she accepted the invitation and went to church.
When Christa walked into the church, she felt something different. And during worship, God showed up, and she experienced the love she never knew would embrace her to the depths of her soul.
“There is a Jesus who loves you right where you are, as you are,” Christa attested. “Because if God could do this for me, someone who was in the sex industry for 20 years, if God could have me sitting where I am today, He can do it for anybody.”
Reference | 700 Club Interactive