8th and 9th Grade: The Good and the Bad

Stephen Nielsen

After 7th grade, where I lived in Montevideo, we moved again, back to Minneapolis. I think I remember that my dad wasn’t doing too well and spent some time in a mental hospital. Meanwhile, my mom was working full time as a secretary and us kids were fending for ourselves.

I don’t remember how it all happened, but I got involved with a Christian group called Hi-C Club. It was a Jr. High branch of the Campus Crusade for Christ group in Minneapolis. I remember our first meeting in the home of one of the girls in the group. We all, about a dozen of us, sat in the living room waiting for the leader to arrive. He was about ten minutes late and came huffing and puffing to the door, saying that he had run all the way. Strange guy. He ran everywhere. Anyway, he gave his…

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I'm an author, a self publisher, and a painting contractor. I live in beautiful Minnesota, USA . Welcome to my blog site.
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2 Responses to 8th and 9th Grade: The Good and the Bad

  1. meghanewhite says:

    Thank you for sharing about the abuse you suffered as a kid. I’m so sorry you endured this. I pray that many will have the courage to share thier stories as well and remove the shame. You were just a child and some very terrible people took advantage of you. God bless you Stephen!

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