Healing Minds and Hearts!

Born in 1953 during a tuberculosis epidemic in Sitka, Alaska, Nita always wanted to fit in with the people around her. But being part Tlingit Indian, she always felt like she was on the outside. Her single mother’s depression led to alcoholism and, growing up, Nita experienced severe neglect, prejudice, and child abuse, missing so much school that she didn’t even learn to read until she was in her twenties.

For many years Nita experienced a very rough life of drugs, immorality, and abusive relationships, but she was also earnestly looking for meaning. She eventually began visiting different churches but says, “I felt I was such a sinner that God didn’t want me and wouldn’t answer my prayers.”  While living in the mountains of Northern California and tending a marijuana farm with her boyfriend, she finally reached the end of her rope.

And then something remarkable happened…



Turning Point
On March 3, 2010, Nita woke up deeply depressed. “I was tired of abusive relationships. I couldn’t stand another day in the drug world. I argued with God all day long with tears pouring out.” Nita felt God spoke to her and told her to pack up everything and leave.  Later that same day, while standing in a post office, she happened to look down on the floor and noticed an Amazing Facts prophecy brochure. It announced a seminar being held locally by a man with a big happy smile on his face—Tyler Long. Nita knew she wanted that happiness.

As Nita studied the pamphlet, she was excited to learn that the meetings would begin in only 45 minutes! Even with her truck loaded, she wasted no time and headed straight for the church. Sporting a bright orange safari hat, she marched to the front row, and there she sat enrapt by the Word of God every night.  She says, “Pastor Long’s presentations were like medicine to my soul.” Nita felt her heart and mind were being healed and transformed by God’s Word. She finally found the meaning and peace she was longing for.

Nita and Pastor DougFrom Farming Pot to Sowing Gospel Seeds

Six weeks later Nita was baptized. Since then she has lived by faith and worked earnestly to lead other people to Christ. Nita told her sister to “watch the caveman’s testimony!” and took her sister’s grandchildren to Sabbath school. They loved the experience and begged to go back. The Holy Spirit worked on her sister’s heart and, after taking Bible studies, she was also baptized.

More recently, God opened another door for Nita to attend our four-month AFCOE program. While going through her Bible classes, word got out that a seamstress was urgently needed at Amazing Facts to work on costumes for the new Cosmic Conflict II production. That was her specialty! Nita scribbled a note to me, and the team was able to use her wonderful talents to keep this vital work moving forward. Since then she has graduated from AFCOE and now looks forward to being a full-time Bible worker.

Though Nita had been through the “pits,” she says, “In God’s family, I now fit in.” She gives all the glory to Christ for healing her mind and heart. Nita now lives by the motto, “Bring the lost to the cross.” That’s what happened when she attended Tyler’s meetings, and that’s how she wants to spend the rest of her life!

One of Thousands
This amazing transformation of a broken heart, a troubled mind, and a life headed for ruin was made possible because of God’s blessing and your support of Amazing Facts. This short testimony is only a small sample of the thousands of people around the world who are being reached through the Amazing Facts ministry every month.  Each rescued soul is a miracle in which you play a vital role!

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