From an early age, Missionary, Carol McFarlane, had felt displaced, ultimately leading her down a troubled path.
“I'd been in and out of trouble since a teenager. The judge had had enough of me. He decided I was going to do a prison sentence. As I went into prison, I thought my life was over. But I had no idea that that was where my life was just beginning.”
Whilst in prison, she met an inmate who had become a Christian and shared Christian literature with her. Spending most of the day locked in a cell, Carol spent hours reading the bible.
“As I started to read the bible, I was convinced that God was a judge. I felt that judgment was looming for me. And as I began to read this bible and these testimony books, I found that Jesus would prefer to be merciful than to judge you. I was very surprised that God would be like this.”
Gradually the gospel began to heal the damage from years of pain and hurt, transforming Carol’s heart and habits, filling the void she had once filled with drugs and alcohol.