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Review for The Gay Christian Network, Raleigh, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am so appreciative of GCN! I had been struggling, like so many whom God has led to this organization, with my being a born again Christian and being gay. When I began to consider the implications of my sexual orientation, there was one area that I felt could never be congruent-Christianity and same-sex relationships. The struggle began with admitting to myself that I was gay; that was hard enough after being a Christian for many years. Then the implications of being gay--the loss of friendships, family considerations, etc.; it all was too much to handle. I was consistently in confusion and despairing of life.

Finding such simple things as understanding, love, acceptance, encouragement, a desire to help me overcome my struggles, even a willingness to let me become involved in projects and turn my story around to help impact others' lives---that is what GCN is to me. This world is changing at an alarming pace, and because I have found the venue of GCN, I know that I am able not only to accept myself, but most importantly to help others who also struggle, who think that the only solution to inner peace is to 'end it all', who feel that they could never be bold for Christ and be honest about a same-sex relationship, or those who just find themselves stuck on the treadmill of depression and despair. Here is hope; here is GCN.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A forum in which I can exchange ideas, struggles, solutions, and encouragements. An avenue which has been established to help others find strength to live life productively and to the full.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to help bring GCN radio broadcasts into my area of the country and find a way whereby they could produce and air the broadcasts on a daily basis.

Role:  Volunteer & I found the fuel of acceptance which enables me to help change other's despair and confusion into hope and confidence for their future.