My name is Sierra Marie Zard . I am 22 years old and I’m from Phoenix Arizona. I’d been a heroin addict for seven years. Heroin took my soul-it took everything I had in my life. It didn’t just take it, but I gave it away freely. I wanted to get out of it so bad but I honestly thought I could never live my life without it. I went to many rehabs but nothing ever seemed to work. As soon as I was in the front door-I was right out the back door doing it all over again. Eleven months ago, I moved out to my aunt and uncles house and shortly after I came to Set Free. There I was thinking, “Here we go again. Let’s try this one more time.” But God had bigger plans for me! God grabbed a hold of me and He’s showing me that there is so much more to life than we see. And life isn’t about what we do—it’s about what He did for us. He laid down His life for us so that we may be forgiven and spend eternal life with Him in heaven! There is no greater love than that. I was so confirmed to this World and everyday I’m learning to be transformed by the renewing of my mind. He is still shaping and molding me into the person I’m supposed to be. He’s renewing my family and I finally get to go home and be with them for Christmas! It’s nothing I’ve done; it’s all God working through me! It’s because of the grace and mercy He’s had on me! It’s all in God’s timing and that’s the hardest part, but I promise if you just hold on and trust Him-all He has is good plans for us, and He wants to give us the desires of our hearts, but we have to be willing to keep our hearts open and let Him change us!

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know”

Jeremiah 33:3