Year I Joined Church on Purpose : 2019
My Salvation Story: I’ve grown up in the church much of my life, so Ive always been surrounded by parents who shared their faith and taught us to trust in God. I grew to know God for myself while in college. It was a time when I had to decide whether I actually believed all that I was taught from a young age or not. I remember being at a church service and I had lots of questions for God. I wasn’t sure that I believed as strongly anymore but I knew that I wanted to give God another chance. The lights went out in the church service and while I thought that meant it was time to leave, the pastor asked us to pray. I remember praying for the people. Praying that God would hear them because they believed in him. I remember begging God to meet them here because they believed him so much that they would stay in this church in the dark and still worship. I didn’t have faith like they did, but I wanted to. What felt like hours later, though it was probably just 30 minutes, I opened my eyes and found myself on the altar (Idk when I got down there) and God had allowed the lights to come back on. I started crying because I knew that God had also turned the lights on in my heart as well. It was awkward, and I wasn’t cute sprawled out on the altar but I could feel Him there with me. It was something so simple, but it really helped me to understand what faith was about. That whether the lights come on or not, we must remain submitted to God. I wanted to live a life that was faithful to God even when the lights were off.
Education: Art Institute of Dallas – AAS | Stephen F. Austin State University – BBA | LeTourneau University – Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Current Line of Work: I currently work at LETU as the Coordinator of Student Retention
Best Thing Someone Has Said To Me: Do you want to go eat?