WE NEVER USED TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS—to play and to laugh together, let alone hug one another hello or good-bye. And as fate would have it, Jacque lives right down the street.
These beautiful ladies gave 20 years of their lives to AMCTC. Twenty years! And you think I have stories—you should hear theirs!
Jacque was excommunicated shortly after I. We went through a lot together. “It was like a nightmare,” she says. But unfortunate for her, she didn’t get ousted out onto the street. “God” let her back in. So she gave about 15 more years of her life serving Lila and Jim Green, and then one day she reaches a breaking point and walks away.
We were unaware at the time—all of us. We were niave and/or dependent, or as Rachel calls it, “stupid.” But our intention was never to join some crazy cult. We were seekers, looking for purpose in life, for significance, looking for someplace to belong, and for something greater than ourselves to live and to die for.