Living in the grasps of the yetzer hara
A few months ago when I was reading the testimonials, I cried, because I was 100% sure that I would never be able to write one of those, and that I was be living in the grasps of giluy arayot and the yetzer hara for the rest of my life!!!!. But with much hakarat hatov to GYE and to the sponsor that you set me up with, I have been able to stay away from the dark side for already a few weeks, and I am now starting to feel a calmness come over me as I do my best to pull free from the grips of sin. This is the furthest I have come in over a year. When I feel weak, I pick up the phone and hear from someone who has "been there, done that", and he pulls me from the false reality of pleasure and sin and into the true reality of real life. This Yom Kippur I feel I can stand before Hashem and ask for his rachamim based on how far I have come, thanks to Reb Guard and my new holy "friend".