The fact that both men received life sentences (Daniel actually got two) offers some consolation. But unfortunately, Katie was sentenced to life, too. A lifetime of dealing with the physical, medical, and emotional effects of the horribly cruel acid attack.
The corrosive acid severely burned Katie’s nose, throat and mouth, as well as partially blinded her in one eye. It terribly disfigured her face, almost as though it had melted. The short time it took Stefan to toss the acid, a matter of mere seconds, completely changed the trajectory of Katie’s life.
You may not think “sexual purity” and “adult film star” would ever fit into the same sentence. But our God can do amazing things. Take Brittni De La Mora as an example. She was living a reckless life as an actress in the adult film industry. But once the former porn star found Jesus, everything changed. And her story is an inspiration to us all.
Brittni De La Mora starred in hundreds of adult films under the name Jenna Presley. She was making lots of money and was considered a star in her field. But she was anything but happy.
That’s when she met a member of XXXChurch, an anti-porn organization run by Pastor Craig Gross. Intrigued by the group’s presence at an adult-industry convention, Brittni accepted the Jesus Loves Porn Stars literature and Bibles they were handing out.
“My first thought was: ‘Are these people legitimate Christians, because how can Jesus love a porn star?’ ” she said. “They were so loving and friendly and welcoming. They actually just handed out the Book of John, but they put their own cool cover on it to make it relatable.”
10. True Inspirational Short Stories – Reese Witherspoon Shares About Overcoming Abuse
So many women find themselves suffering in an abusive relationship without even knowing how everything got so bad. Award-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon was one of those women and she recently shared her story in a TV interview.
When Reese was younger, she was in a relationship that was very abusive. It was a very toxic situation. And leaving the abusive relationship was one of the most difficult decisions she had to make. She shared that what made it so hard was having to deal with her own insecurity and doubts.
Reese was going on a fast, downward spiral. She was losing herself in that situation, but she eventually realized her worth and that she deserved better. The person that she was in a relationship with crossed the line and enough was enough for Reese.
11. True Inspirational Stories – Pastor Shares How His Praying Mom Saved Him From Drugs
There is no doubt that drugs are ravaging our country. Lives are lost day after day to addiction. And often it feels like there is nothing we can do to help. But there is something we can do, we can pray.
He would sneak out of his house buy drugs and go to local motels to get high. His mother knew he was addicted and she was completely heartbroken. But she refused to give up on her son so she prayed and prayed. She would pray he would get too sick to get high. And sure enough Bobby would get horribly ill, but still carry on with the drugs.
She would tell him what she was doing and he would just yell at her to leave him alone. But she refused to give up and she told him that God sent her a message and one day he would become a pastor and stop using drugs. He knew she has lost it. Until one day he decided to follow his mom to church.