John Ready left Gloriavale after his eldest daughter was kicked out and he was caught with Christian reading material.

Since 2017, the West Coast farmer has been fighting to convince his wife to leave with his other children — but she believes the outside world is evil and there is no salvation for her and her children if she leaves.

At 38, as well as fighting for his family, he had to learn simple tasks like supermarket shopping, cooking and cleaning. He got to celebrate Christmas for the first time in his life.

He now has even more motivation to

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