Abused but Free
Family Heartbeat International Network has helped me to realize that my past circumstances do not determine my future. Counseling has shown me that God can restore any broken situation no matter how bad it is and that He is the healer of broken hearts.
Having gone through a rape experience; counseling from this institution has shown me that I should forgive my abusers and release them, so I can release myself in order for God to heal my hurts.
My confidence is restored and I am growing, thanks to God and through the guided help of Mrs. Walcott and Family Heartbeat Ministries.
How Family Heartbeat Ministries Impacted on Me
I found acceptance at Family Heartbeat International Network. It doesn’t sound like much to find. But when you’ve been rejected like me, finding acceptance can feel like being embraced in the most powerful pair of loving and protective arms.
At Family Heartbeat, I met with Rev. Haynesley Griffith for my sessions and I am positive that God sent him into this ministry. I say that because, the best of us can look down on another person for mistakes and bad choices they have made. Rev. Griffith is the only person I know that can hear the worse, see the worse and still think the world of you. He does not judge! Ever!
It was this particular personality trait that brought about healing in me. Family Heartbeat holds a special place in my heart. It’s hard to think of it as just an institution because in my mind’s eye, it’s actually a symbol of outstretched arms. A place I know I can run to in any storm.
by Tamara Gibson
God Loves You
Living alone in my senior years I was depressed and kept visiting my doctor, but my depression only grew worse until a friend told me about Family Heartbeat International Network. I met with a counselor Pearline Walcott and told her about myself. What sticks out and keeps me everyday are those three words “God Love You.”
I attended sessions a few times and each time I came away feeling better and better. For the first time I understood the meaning of ‘forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.’ That gave me the freedom! I still hold on to God and talk to Him about everything and try to be positive. I am happy and feeling good about myself, living the good days giving thanks and the not so good days counting my blessings.
I benefited a lot from the counseling and I was happy to find this organization and to find someone who can help. I now use all I’ve learned especially about forgiveness, with my friends. Thank you Mrs. Walcott and thank you Family Heartbeat International Network.
by Retired Senior
My Summer Encounter
Last summer was my first encounter with Family Heartbeat International Network. I had become extremely depressed. I had been hospitalized for almost one year and had all forms of treatment including ECT – electroconvulsive treatment. They had diagnosed me with severe reactive psychotic depression.
Looking back now, I realized how the enemy had me bound in shackles of anger, fear and unforgiveness. Countless were the times I had tried to end it all and many time very nearly succeeded. I saw Rev. Haynesley at Family Heartbeat International Network every week and we talked about the past and more importantly about the future. I recommitted my life to Christ and I am no more on medication. God set me free.
I can’t remember the last time I called Rev. Griffith for guidance! I know now where to find that guidance myself. God has become my Father in every way, my best friend, my counselor, my confidante, my provider and His Word; the answers are all there in His Word. I understand now when God says “And if you seek me and seek me with all your heart you will find me.”
Thank you Family Heartbeat International Network for your obedience, loyalty and diligence to our God and His work. God used you to bring another child to Him and now I am a vessel to honour and serve Him in every area of my life. Thank you Jesus for what you did and what you continue to do in me.
by Healthcare Professional