From Weed to the Word (Nita)

From Weed to the Word (Nita)

Date: 01/25/2013 
Nita's childhood was marred by her mother's alcoholism. She shares her story of how God led her from being a pot farmer to a follower of Jesus Christ.
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I'm Nita from Sitka, Alaska. My given name is . It was a very depressing time for the people of Alaska. A lot of alcohol abuse was taking place and unfortunately, my mother got caught up in the alcohol. It made myself and my siblings grow up in a pretty horrible environment. It was really hard to understand God. It was really hard to understand what love was. I ended up having a child in my 12th grade and leaving home when I was 15 years old but somehow, someway we made it.

I became a loner. I became a hermit. I went up to the biggest marijuana county to Humboldt County and started my new career. Things weren't right, no matter how nice I kept thinking life was living up on top of the mountain. Not having to worry about wearing clothing. Just waking up and watching the plants grow, searching still for more and more. I went to the post office and I was standing there by myself. I looked down and here was this what is called handbill, a postcard and the letters on it grab my attention and it said "Revelations." I've never heard Revelation taught before.

I thought, "Gosh, that would have been so good." I looked at the time and the date and I said, "Wow, that's today." For six weeks, I sat there in the front seat of that building and could not believe the things that I heard. I found this hunger that I had in my heart for decades being filled. I was actually like a starving child wanting to get in, to learn more about Revelations. I chose to be baptized on April 3rd. Even though I chose to serve God, I kept falling. I was going to bible study four times a week and just so hungry to learn as much as possible.

God, just overnight had me studying the word of God through AFCOE and the miracles that happen through AFCOE is so incredible. The only preacher I was listening to was Pastor Doug Batchelor, who I didn't even call by his name. I called him, "The Caveman." Then here all of a sudden, I'm sitting in front of him in his classroom learning from him. On October 11th, I sat there though in my room saying, "Lord, here I am studying your word but what am I doing here? What do I need to do? What is it you want me to do?" That night about one in the morning, God spoke to me and he said, "I want you to write a note to Pastor Doug and tell him what you do."

I said that night, "No, I'm not going to write him. I'm not going to write a note." I said, "Okay." I ripped off a piece of paper and I wrote on the note and I said, "I'm an experienced fashion designer. I can saw anything, I can make any patterns. If there's any way that I can be of any service to you. God told me to be bold and tell you." I walked up and I hand him the note. He didn't know what it was but he said thank you. Four hours later, I got a phone call from Amazing Facts. Pastor Doug told me that I was an answer to their prayers. They have been looking for a wardrobe stylist for their new film that they're producing.

Speaker 2: "Action. Two, three."

Nita: Amazing Facts has changed my life in a direction that God wants me to go. Now, Out of all the knowledge that was taught to me, I'm able to go out to this world and share the gospel and finish the work for Jesus Christ.

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