Just a few years ago Rachel Jones was self-harming. Now she’s a changed woman who’s full of hope with a heart to help others
Rachel Jones self-harmed in secret for 14 years, but the nursery nurse has overcome her past and is looking to a bright future after finding God.
The 30-year-old revealed how she has been overwhelmed by the love and support she’s received from fellow churchgoers at Nantwich Elim.
Rachel on a mission in Kenya
“I‘d never spoken to anyone about my self-harm, but I was able to give my testimony in church after spending years worrying about people judging me,” she says.
“I was blown away by the kindness, love, friendship and support shown to me by the people and pastor at Nantwich.
“I can honestly say that I don’t know where I’d be today if God hadn’t put me in that church.”
Rachel’s problems started when she was 14, following the deaths of a number of close family members in quick succession.
“It started with my cousin dying,” Rachel recalls.
“She was only 26 and she was killed in a car accident the day before we were due to go on holiday together.
“I’d only seen her the day before and couldn’t understand how one day she was there and the next she was gone.
“I was surrounded by all this death and I couldn’t cope. I remember going into the chapel of rest and just freaking out. Being 14, I had no one to talk to because my friends just didn’t understand.”