I was raised in a Christian home my entire life. I have always enjoyed worship and being able to worship freely. I’ve enjoyed serving at my local church in the nursery and helping where needed.
I’ve also volunteered at many Christian events and concerts when my mom worked at a Christian radio station. I’ve attended many great camps, and I was able to invite friends that did not know Jesus.
A Bible verse that speaks to me is Philippians 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ.” When I’m going through tough times, it’s a great reminder.
My relationship with Jesus is one of the most important things in my life. Without Him I would be lost and would be nothing. Another one of my reminders is a picture hanging on my wall that stands for, “God is greater than my highs and lows.”
Our family is moving to Virginia this summer. I’m looking forward to making new friends and growing deeper in my walk with Jesus.
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I remember being in church and going up to the altar and crying. I was so tired of the life I was living. I needed help. I felt a sense of peace at that time and knew that if this Jesus thing can work for some of these other guys, then it can definitely work for me.
I said to myself, “Why should anyone envy me and want to be in my shoes?”
God has led me to amazing places in my life, so let me explain how God led me from South Carolina to Kenya.
We built the first church with great difficulty. We went back to the States and the board asked us to become mission staff with the Outreach Foundation. That was 25 years ago, just about, and we’ve gotten more involved with Kenya as days and years went on.
I am a chef by profession. I’m happy because I do what I love. Now I work at Villadise Tours and Safaris, where I meet so many different people coming from far. Being helpful is just a blessing to other people.
Then God started tugging on my heart. There was a church sermon series that was about taking your God-given dream off the shelf. I was like, “I don’t know what my dream is. God, if you have a dream for me you’re going to have to tell me what it is.”