Proverbs tells us to recall and give credit to those we have learned from. A big portion of my faith is due to my Mom.
Went to Japan because my grandpa was sick. My mother told us my father was going to talk to him about Jesus. I'm not sure what was discussed but after my Grandpa passed, my father stopped believing in Jesus. I had a choice to make
The friendships I had through church during my HS days helped me repent of sin and see that believing in Jesus looked much more than just a prayer I had made years before.
I grew up in the church, and even my own conversion is hard to pinpoint and see transformation. My friend's now wife was the first person I can remember seeing her life changed by Jesus, it was a faith building moment in my life.
I recall struggling over the will of God and this idea of free-will. As I was reading one sunny day in Canada while at school I was approached by an older man. He sat down and we talked a great deal about life, about missions, and about God's soveriegn plan.
This pain is like a severe mercy. God used this to humble me and show me of his great love and forgiveness
Going overseas has a great benefit but in particular God used my time in Indonesia and Maldives to capture my heart, show where I wasn't repentive and give me more than I could have ever hoped or imagined to quote the Apostle Paul.
The discipleship and wisdom I receive through my church family and the incredible word received through the preaching of God's word weekly has greatly impacted me. God has used his gospel truth has changed me
They are a constant reminder to me of God's incredible love and grace