In this episode, I’m joined by Minister Annie Bell of Annie Bell Ministries. Min. Annie joins me to share her story of how she has been able to turn her misery into ministry and go from thinking that life is not worth living to having a life that she loves.
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Min. Annie almost died when she was three years old after contracting polio from the vaccine. She was then sexually assaulted at the age of 5 by a family member. Then at the age of 6, she began being sexually assaulted by another family member, and this lasted until she was 14 years old. During this time, she was also molested by a bus driver who brought her to school.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
After the abuse, Min. Annie felt suicidal because she couldn't cope with all of the memories of the abuse that she kept experiencing. Later on, she became successful professionally but was still struggling personally. She was dealing with a lot of anger and control issues which she was taking out on others. It also took her a while to trust men again.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Min. Annie tried self-help books and watching inspirational programing, but it wasn't until she gave her life to Christ that she really began to heal. She also found healing in seeking out her purpose in life and finding ways to be happy in spite of what she went through.
What Min. Annie does today:
In addition to being a minister, Annie is a radio show host, a teacher of financial literacy, and she provides Christian counseling and life coaching through her non-profit ministry.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Min. Annie's Answer: Trust your intuition and don't be scared to tell someone and get help.
I R.E.I.G.N. A Survivor's Guide to Thrive - Min. Annie's book to help survivors reign victorious after childhood trauma
I R.E.I.G.N. Radio Show - Where you can find all of Min. Annie's radio show episodes to date
AnnieBellMinistries.com - Min. Annie's website where you can learn more about her
Wealth Management Ministries - The website for Min. Annie's non-profit organization
I R.E.I.G.N. Facebook group - A public group for Min. Annie's radio show
Annie Bell Ministries on Facebook - Min. Annie's Facebook page
Instagram - Min. Annie's Instagram profile
Twitter - Min. Annie's Twitter profile
678-708-7132 - Min. Annie's phone number
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