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Porn$tar’s Amazing Testimony on Escaping Sexual Abuse to Become a Pastor

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Porn Star’s Amazing Testimony on Escaping Sexual Abuse to Become a Pastor

Crystal Bassette used to make $250,000 a year. She owned sports cars, a huge mansion in Malibu, a luxurious life with workers at her beck and call. She practically had everything money could buy, but she was very unhappy. She made her money from starring in adult films, but the shame she felt drove her into self-destructive lifestyle.

However, after finding Jesus, Crystal not only turned her life around, but she also became a pastor. This former porn$tar has an amazing testimony you just have to hear.

After finding Jesus, Crystal not only turned her life around, but she also became a pastor. This former porn star has an amazing testimony

After finding Jesus, Crystal not only turned her life around, but she also became a pastor. This former porn$tar has an amazing testimony

Crystal never had any plans of joining the sex industry. She was an honor roll student and varsity cheerleader. But the sexual abuse she experienced as a child left her in a troubled state of mind that eventually led her to fall into porn0graphy.

“I was sexually abused when I was a child by two different people. So I went through a lot of stuff as a kid. It’s wordless. I’m alright now but it took me a long time. I went through a few years of therapy and stuff and so I realised why I was choosing the life that I did.” She said.

At just 16, Crystal got pregnant and desperately wanted to give her son the best life possible. Having grown up in a struggling background, Crystal thought that meant possessions.

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Determined to be able to provide for her son, she left for California, with the dream of becoming a model or movie star. But living in California turned out to be very expensive. While trying to pursue her acting and modeling career, Crystal was forced to begin stripping to make ends meet. While stripping, an agent recommended she try adult films. The money offered enticed Crystal into giving it a shot.

After the first shoot, Crystal was given a hefty paycheck, but was tormented by shame. “I remember after the scene, I sat in the shower for about two hours crying. Then I stopped after that shoot and didn’t go back for about one month. I ended up going back to it again and that’s when I was numbing myself through taking pain medicine and drinking alcohol to get through the scene.”

That marked the beginning of a cycle of alcohol abuse and a destructive habits that became Crystal’s life for the next ten years.

Crystal never had any plans of joining the sex industry. She was an honor roll student and varsity cheerleader.

Crystal never had any plans of joining the sex industry. She was an honor roll student and varsity cheerleader.

Crystal credits her reunification with Christ to several life-changing events. She was involved in a horrifying car accident in 2014 when she got behind the wheel drunk.

Thanks to God she survived the crash, but she was left with a broken nose, stitches down the side of her face, and a totaled Escalade. That crash turned out to be an eye-opener for Crystal, she could no longer ignore how out of control her life had become.

She decided to start going to church with her sister, that’s where her heart truly encountered God. “The day I was saved, I felt like the preacher was just speaking to me directly. It was like he was preaching to only me and you know that day I felt God was talking to me through his preaching and everything he said felt right. I got down on my knees and was just praying to God to just release me from everything and my mom was there and my sister came over and were just all crying.” she said

Crystal made the decision to leave the p0rn industry for good. She left that whole lifestyle behind and became a completely changed woman.

Crystal met her husband, David who is a pastor and the two got married in 2014.

Crystal met her husband, David who is a pastor and the two got married in 2014.

Soon afterwards, she met her husband, David who is a pastor and the two got married in 2014. Crystal went back to school and earned her degree and also trained to become a pastor. However, finding a job was a struggle. Most employers turned her away because of her previous job.

Even at church, Crystal received so much criticism and negative attention that she and David were forced to leave. But that did not discourage Crystal. “It’s like if I grew up as a teacher, I probably wouldn’t be helping people now. I probably would be completely different. My past made me who I am today and God has changed my life completely.” She explained.

Crystal eventually became a paralegal, and together with her husband, David, heeded God’s call and started their own church. And God is using Crystal’s past in a special way.

Crystal’s story is inspiring to say the least. It is evidence that however far away you stray from God, He still love s you very much and will welcome you back with open arms when you seek Him out.

Watch her incredible story in the video below, but please be aware that it contains some images and clips from her past that could be considered offensive.

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Preemie Found In Trash Bag With Maggot-Infested Head Wound, Now She’s Fighting For Her Life

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One thing I will never understand, and am quite sure many people can relate, is how a person can be able to abandon their little defenseless baby at a time they need them the most and walk away.

Unfortunately, such things still happen. In a recent case that is garnering a lot of attention, a baby girl was reportedly found inside a plastic bag in Vietnam. The baby had been exposed to the sun, had several mosquito bites and had a nasty wound in her head that had become infested with maggots.

According to sources, the child was found tied to a coffee tree in Lam Dong Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

When she was found, the baby was in a horrific condition. Doctors feared she would not survive, and if she did, then she wouldn’t last too long.

Luckily, Venerable Minh Tai, abbot of the Hue Quang Pagoda, came to the poor baby’s rescue.

Tai has taken in more than 100 orphans over the years, giving them a safe place to live and grow until they found a foster family.

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When Tai learnt of the baby girl’s plight, she immediately adopted her. With the help of her nuns, Tai currently takes care of ten orphans.

Tai also managed to raise $25,000 from kind Facebook users and the temples in Vietnam to pay for the baby’s medical bills.

The baby girl was named Hoai An, which means perpetual peace in Vietnamese. Baby Hoai has a number of health issues but doctors are doing the best they can for her.

“I wouldn’t write her off at this point; that would be wrong. There is a chance her condition will improve.” Dr. Tang Kok Kee, a neurosurgeon treating Hoai told the Straits Times.

Venerable Minh Tai, with baby Trieu Hoai An in her arms

Venerable Minh Tai, with baby Trieu Hoai An in her arms

Tai also is doing the best she can for baby Hoai, by giving her unconditional love and praying for her. “She is sleeping better, crying louder and has more of an appetite. She has also gained about 700g in weight and her reactions have improved,” Tai said.

Please remember to share this article with friends and family to garner prayers and well wishes for baby Hoai as she fights for her life and to show appreciation for all the incredible people who have helped so far.

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Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

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Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood, Five Guys franchise manager was having a normal day at work when he saw a familiar face at the restaurant — It was Leonard. He noticed that the customer was not feeling alright.

There is always something amazing going on within the local communities. Last month, customers of the Five Guys restaurant in Detroit witnessed an uplifting random act of kindness between the restaurant staff and a sick customer.

Detroit’s Greektown neighborhood, Five Guys franchise manager was having a normal day at work when he saw a familiar face at the restaurant — It was Leonard. He noticed that the customer was not feeling alright.

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“This time when he came in, he was having trouble ordering, saying he was sick,” Justin told FOX 2 Detroit.

As Leonard struggled to make his order, Justin decided to give him the full meal: a burger done “all the way” (topped with all the classic ingredients), plus fries and a drink.

And he didn’t charge him for the meal. “He was so unwell that he couldn’t even process the order himself,” Justin said. “So we just gave it to him.”

Five Guys staff sees a customer too weak to order—so they feed him a free meal

It didn’t just end there. Leonard was too weak to feed himself. That’s when a Justin stepped up once again and fed the man.

The manager has really won the hearts of many people.

“At Five Guys we don’t have — or believe in canned interactions but in the genuine interactions,” Justin told Liftable. “All of our interactions are genuine.”

“Every guest is special to us,” he told FOX 2. A random customer at the restaurant took photos of the scene and shared them online. The photos have since gone viral.

Justin was surprised that people were making a big deal of it after his story went viral and got picked up by news outlets.

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“It came as a surprise to me, that so many are surprised to see this level of service for our guests,” he told Liftable.

“What I am most grateful for is the impact the story has had on my team,” Justin said. “Too often my staff and I hear negative stories about the city we call home and often morale is lowered because ‘who wants to work in that environment.’”

It is amazing how a small act of kindness can impact a lot of people in the community.

“I believe that every person has the ability to make an impact on a person’s life through small acts, like this one,” Justin said.

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Heartbroken grandfather eats alone next to late wife’s memorial at granddaughter’s wedding

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Everyone loves weddings because it’s usually a great time for families both from near and far to come together and celebrate someone’s special day.

Unfortunately, sometimes some family members are just too far away from us.

Sahrah Elswick together with her husband Zachery were celebrating their marriage when Sahrah decided to set up a tribute to her beloved grandmother “mawmaw,” who died in 2017

She didn’t realize that the seat she was about to set up for her mawmaw will create a heartbreaking moment.

At her wedding, a white chair with photos of Mawmaw and a sign on it that read, “We know you would be here today if heaven wasn’t so far away,” was set up to honor her grandmother.

“It meant everything to me to see this at my wedding. It was so important that she be a part of my day because we were very close and I’m so glad I did it because now I see that it meant even more to him,” Sahrah told TODAY Food.

While having dinner, Sahrah spotted a scene that made her burst into tears – her grandpa was sitting with the special memorial.

“When I saw him sitting there I immediately burst into tears I was just so heartbroken and also in awe at how much he loved her,” she said.

“I just wanted to sit with her and be there with her,” Pawpaw said.  Pawpaw and Mawmaw were married for 45 years and its evident they had a “loving relationship filled with fun” and you can tell by how she is missed.

Sahrah captured and shared the moment on social media and it has since gone viral.

Sahrah’s story just made me shed some tears. Share this story if you have a loved one that you miss so much.

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