I praise God for Remnant Fellowship and the Weigh Down Ministries and how it has shown me how to be free from obesity, drug abuse and depression.
I had always been the biggest kid in class and was made fun of frequently due to my size. The pain from the years of jokes and put downs weighed heavily on how I looked at people and the world. I built up walls and soon spiraled into a deep depression after high school. This led to me being diagnosed as manic-depressive. Along with the prescription drugs I had been put on, I began to turn to other drugs to numb the emotional and physical pain I was feeling. This was all before the age of 24. My weight continued to balloon up as I turned to food, drugs and anti-depressants to fill the gigantic void inside of me.
Soon after meeting my wife Maggie online, she began to share the Weigh Down program with me. Her success (over 180 pounds down at the time) astonished me, but I was very skeptical because I had tried many programs before and didn’t understand how God could help. However, at this point in my life, I was willing to try anything.
Now, ten years later, 257 pounds down, happily married with two young children and a finished college education, I know that God has everything to do with Weigh Down! Without Weigh Down pointing me to God’s Word and consistently teaching me that I was responsibly for my own actions, I would not even have one of the blessings I mentioned earlier. I truly praise God for the Weigh Down Workshop and Remnant Fellowship Church for leading me to the Promised Land!!!
To hear more of Andy’s story, watch Remnant Fellowship TV – “Dedicated” – You Can Overcome Season 1 Episode 4.