Blessed With a Chance to Start Over

Blessed With a Chance to Start Over

My name is Tanya Transou. I am 28 years old and have been blessed with the opportunity to start over.

From the moment I was conceived the enemy was after me. That’s because the Lord had such a wonderful calling on my life. I coped with a life of promiscuity, drugs and emotional bondage such as depression and anxiety, rejection from my mother and father, and even suicide.

I got married and had 3 beautiful children, who were unfortunately caught up in the turmoil of my uncontrollable lifestyle. My husband and I became bound by cocaine and eventually I took my kids and left him.

During my time in the New Life Dream Center, I learned how important I am in the eyes of God. I also learned how to love God and myself.

During this time of separation, I attempted suicide, and I found false comfort in the arms of adultery, leading me into a pregnancy, which I chose to abort. This decision left me so broken. I became heavily addicted to Xanex and Seroquel, two very dangerous controlled substances. I had reached the end of myself.

On October 20th, 2006, I entered the New Life Dream Center for Women. My husband had already been in the Men’s Center for 50 days at this point. This day was the beginning of my personal restoration to God and to my husband and children. My brother and sister-in-law had taken temporary guardianship of our children, a sacrifice well worth the momentary pain of separation.

During my time in the New Life Dream Center, I learned how important I am in the eyes of God. I also learned how to love God and myself. Once I found value in these two virtues I became aware of the love I had deep inside for my husband and my children. I learned how to love unselfishly.

Today I have been blessed with total restoration of my family. I am set free from drugs and every other kind of addiction that plagued me. I am in full-time ministry and, most importantly, I have a greater knowledge of who I am in Christ. The Lord continues to bless me daily. I have used my knowledge of Christ to lead others to Him. The Lord has truly blessed my family with New Life Dream. My husband and I are expecting our fourth child in November. I owe my life to Jesus, and I thank Him for using the New Life Dream Centers to totally restore my life. To the men and women who lay down their own lives every day to give all of us a chance to live: Thank you!

—Tanya T., 2008 Graduate