My parents divorced, and my brother, sister and I were pretty much left to raise ourselves when I was 12. They were there answers to questions, but I kept them in the dark about most of my life for years. I grew angry with the world that had always seemed to reject me, I was always too different– I thought I was inferior. Discouraged and enraged at the pointless pursuits of the world, I took to self-mutilation at 15, and attempted suicide at 16.
Before my second attempt, a Christian friend of mine cracked me open and helped me out of the dark. She eventually convinced me to return to church. Two years later, I understood the joy and purpose that Christ gives each one of us. I was beginning to see his intense love for each and every one of us. I committed my life to Jesus publicly when I was 18 by baptism.
I left home for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and got involved with the Baptist Collegiate Ministries where I’ll be serving as the local missions leader in 2011-2012. As I’m writing this, I’m serving as a missionary in Des Moines, Iowa. It’s my personal mission in life to teach God’s message of hope. I want people to know the peace I know on a daily basis because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.
Check out my Church: Unknown, Jefferson City, TN