I did not see it coming... I was 12 years old. I went looking for my bike that ended up missing. I entered the hallway of the apartment we had just moved from. He grabbed me from behind and dragged me into the unlit corner of the dimly lit hallway. He pulled my pants down. What was he preparing to do? I did not know what to expect. The lady at the top of the stairs screamed and he let me go. I was 14 years old. I had just finished taking my evening shower and headed to bed. I walked out of the living room after stepping over my step-father who was passed out on the floor. I entered my bedroom and climbed into bed. There was school tomorrow. My bedroom door opened and my mother climbed into bed and laid down beside me. I never saw it coming. I would never forget. But God...can turn a Mess into a Message A Test into a Testimony A Trial into a Triumph A Victim into a Victory And He can do the same for you. I was Wounded by Lust but Healed by Love. Biographical sketch: Lee Cross received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy after serving 6 years, on four different ships, as a 3rd Class Boatswain mate. In 1974 he attended Northeastern Bible College in Essex Fells, N.J., receiving a B.A. in Biblical Studies in 1979. For the next 37 years Lee pastored churches in New Jersey and Maine. In 1989 he started a ministry called "Source of Hope" in an attempt to provide counseling for adult survivors of sexual abuse. Lee has been married to his wife, Lana, for 43 years. He has two children and one daughter from his first marriage."