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Leona Hagans Testimony

Leona Hagans

I am so grateful to WeighDown ministries and all I have learned and put into practice. My life had been full of deep depression! I had 5 kids and was so depressed I couldn't get out of bed. Being overweight as a child and all through my teen life I was hurting inside, I had been sexually abused as a child, was anxious all the time, and didn't trust anyone. I had many health issues like a spastic colon, constant acid reflux, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, and just felt overwhelmed with life! I spent hundreds of dollars on self-help books, went to counseling and took diet pills. Every new diet I would try! I had almost lost hope and accepted the lie that maybe God just wanted me this way. I was miserable all the time and went to over shopping, taking diet pills, antidepressants, overeating, smoking cigarettes, to numb myself! One day I picked up the WeighDown Diet book and a customer in the store ( sent from God) said "That book will change your life!" I believed her, bought the book and began reading! It was overwhelming TRUTH!!! I highlighted everything and started putting into practice everything I read. The Bible became alive to me. My eyes were open and God was having me understand scripture like never before. This was the HOPE I was looking for! I started losing weight immediately and got into a class. I learned that the two holes in my body, the stomach and the heart were not both to filled with food. Food is fuel for the body and the longing of the heart can only be filled up from a relationship with God! Joy and energy came back into my life. I now began to have a relationship with God and getting my prayers answered. It was, and still is, an exciting adventure daily to live having learned what it meant to Do His Will! No one could ever explain to me what born again really meant and the transformed lives it talks about in the Bible. Now I know that I must master sin to be born again and that greed for more is idolatry.  Trust God, living for Him, talking to Him all day long and asking for His way for my day has set me free of 120 lbs off my body that has been off now for almost 11 years! I am happier now, full of joy and energy to wake up each day and get on my knees to pray, being grateful to God for having found this life! Love and obedience to God has set me free! My body has been healed! No more medications. I am 65 and feel like I am in my twenties! All praise to God and WeighDown Ministries I have a new life!! I am eternally grateful and my desire is to share the HOPE with YOU!!! If you are in a prison of overweight and depression there is HOPE . If you have tried everything and feeling like giving up, DON'T!!!!! THIS IS THE HOPE YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR!!!! There is a whole NEW LIFE that awaits you!!!! God fills the empty heart we all had with His LOVE!!! 

Leona Hagans