I was a missionary kid. There were few VeggieTales episodes I hadn’t seen, VBS songs I hadn’t sung, or GA’s activities I hadn’t been a part of. My family loved the Lord and served Him. My interest in God and eternal things was started by them.
It was May 22, 2003, I was eight years old. My family and I were on furlough from the international mission field and staying in a Motel 8. I can remember feeling the tugging of the Spirit in my heart and asking my parents to pray with me to ask God for forgiveness of my sins. I was baptized the next month.
Through school, college, and now the beginnings of my career, I have sought God’s direction. However there have been many times I failed to accept God’s direction. One of those times was during my senior year of college. I accidentally viewed pornography for the first time. I soon let myself get sucked into it. Within a matter of just a couple months my identity began to crumble internally. I hated myself. The Lord called me back to Himself in January of 2016 and I have been free from porn ever since. He has been faithful to help me rebuild my identity in Him alone. He is my Rock and Redeemer, even when I struggle to forgive myself. He is my life and identity!
Check out my Church: Council Road Baptist Church, Bethany, OK