I grew up in a home where we believed in God and Jesus but I was never taught to have a relationship with Christ. In my home there was a lot of drug and alcohol abuse. I felt so much pain, so much hurt, so much emptiness. Even though I loved my parents with my whole heart, I was angry with them; I was searching for a perfect love, a love that I knew would be there for me. I was lost, I was searching. I was young. I was hurting. I was lost. I was a sinner.
When things were rough, my best friends invited me to church and I felt that it would be a great idea because I knew that God was “a source of happiness.” While sitting in church, I felt comfort through worship and the preacher spoke the parable of the lost. I was told that Jesus is trying to guide me in the right way, and all I had to do was listen to His call and He would lead me in into perfect peace. On September 25, 2005 I started a relationship with my Savior.
Since I have been saved, the devil has tried numerous times to break me. My mom was killed. My Father went to Prison (no, he DIDN’T kill mom). I knew God was there with His arms wide open, hearing all my prayers. Everything that God allowed Satan to do to me strengthened me. Since my salvation day, God has strengthened and grown me. I now have an intimate relationship with Christ and I’ve grown close to Dad. Now Christ is working in his life through me – it’s beautiful. I have been able to forgive my mother’s killer.
Check out my Church: Unknown, Locust Grove, VA