My name is Christa Sangster and I was born and raised on the South side of Chicago.
I was born and raised in a Christian home, but despite my upbringing I had no relationship with God. He was not a real, active presence in my life. Jesus Christ was not my Savior, but merely a wish granter.
At a young age I decided that I would need to spend my time “going through” so that I would have a testimony later on in my life. I began watching pornographic material at a very young age and became addicted. Then, a few years later, my parents separated and later divorced. Almost immediately, I became depressed and suicidal; anorexic tendencies were soon to follow. By the last few years of Elementary School, I realized I had no control over my addiction. I then began to consider the reality that I needed to surrender my life to Jesus Christ, but I was not yet willing to.
My senior year of High School, God brought radical Christians into my life who directed me to search out God’s Word for myself. As I read His Word, the Holy Spirit began to convict me of my sin. I knew that I needed Jesus to have complete control of my life.
On November 29, 2004, I surrendered control, asking Jesus Christ to come into my heart and become the Lord of my life. It was that day that God completely delivered me. The struggle was over; I no longer desired the things that once held me. I was finally free.
It was only because of God’s grace, mercy and unconditional love for you and I that He sent Jesus Christ, His one and only Son to die for our sins.
Jesus Christ became the Lord of my life; I no longer just appear to be happy, I truly am happy. No longer am I lonely all the time, angry for no reason, empty, addicted, depressed, or suicidal. I am no longer the old me because of Jesus Christ. Now I am truly free, never alone, know my purpose, and have clarity of mind.
God loved me and gave up Jesus Christ to die for me so that I could be delivered and set free—-so that you could read this testimony of His great love and learn of the opportunity of an eternity that He has carefully laid out just for you.