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Stacy Jackson's Story

"My mother had health issues and my father left before I was old enough to know who he was," is how Stacy Jackson describes her earliest memories. Memories that created confusion about what a healthy relationship really looked liked.

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Watch: Stepping Up Stories – Rick Ricciardelli

"I have discovered that there is no greater joy than watching God work through my finances. I get to see it here in Florida at our own church; I also get to see it in Haiti. Some people think my wife Maggie and I are crazy for spending so much time and money on mission trips to Haiti; but we are not. See, we found no better way than of building God’s kingdom and spreading His word. I have never experienced this much peace and satisfaction on all the things I purchased over the years; most of which are all gone. Giving has changed my life and changed my prospective on life. I love being generous because I know my God will use every penny to change others just like he change me."

– Rick Ricciardelli

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Latena Petry's Story

Latena's life has been hard. Starting at a young age she had first-hand knowledge of pain. “One of my first memories was of being molested at the age of three by my half-brother who was seven years older than me. The abuse continued until I was nine years old,” Latena remembered. “I lived my childhood in fear because every day I would have to endure physical, mental, emotional or sexual abuse."

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Rachel's Story

"I fell into the trap of all the lies I believed, and I will forever be reminded of that when I see the 60+ deep tissue scars that kiss the upper corner of my right thigh. But I will also be reminded that I am alive. And that Jesus won. And He is greater than any issue I ever dealt with, and He loves me way more than I could ever imagine."

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