My Spiritual Journey

A timeline of my spiritual life

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Born

08/18/1994

Born to a soft spoken Christian family with two loving parents.

Gave my life to Christ (ish)

09/18/1999

In Mrs Finny's 1st grade sunday school class she asked if we wanted to live with Christ forever, if so she asked us to raise our hands, I did so.

In and Out Church Goer

01/01/2001 - 06/01/2009

I was one of the only girls in my Sunday School classes and thus HATED going. I eventually just stopped altogether

Changed Schools

08/23/2006

I changed schools due to the poor teaching staff at my old school. I lost many of the friends that I had. It was a challenge but one that I faced.

Meeting Best Friend

01/01/2008

I met my best friend this year. We were both going through some very similar things. I am still not 100% sure if this relationship helped or hurt my relationship with Christ. I learned a lot about who God wasn't and what he didn't intend in my life though her, which are things that definitely still stick with me.

Started regularly attending Youth Group

01/01/2009

Once I got into high school there were a lot more girls in Youth group and I was invited by one of the girls at school and decided to go. Though the relationships I built with the Youth pastor and his wife I really began to see what a functional Christian life looked like.

Went on a Missions trip to Jamaica

06/20/2009 - 06/29/2009

I deiced to go on a missions trip to Jamaica where I felt Gods love for the first time in a real tangible way.

Gave my life to Christ

06/06/2010

For real this time :)

Missions Trip to Honduras

07/11/2010 - 07/17/2010

This was the first time that God opened my eyes to the possibility of missions as more then just a hobby or something to do during my summer.

Became a Student Leader

08/14/2011

I began to work as a student leader with my youth group which meant that I mentored two freshman girls. Building up those two relationships, both very different, and watching them grow has been one of the best experiences of my life.

Sunday School Teacher

10/23/2011 - 08/11/2012

I was the kindergarden and first grade sunday school teacher and averaged 14 students a sunday. It was insane! For the first time God really taught me what it looks like to have child like faith.

Children's Camp Councilor

06/27/2012 - 06/30/2012

I got to fully see what it meant for a child to turn to God. It was amazing, I have no words!

Baptism

08/19/2012

I decided to take a step of faith and be baptized, and with that I shared my (almost) full testimony for the first time. While I am still not super comfortable with being vulnerable, and sharing all of my life with everyone, God really opened my eyes to the idea that I will not be judged and ridiculed if I do so, rather I should be meet with love and Kindness. And with that I began to learn that I need to be that person who listens to others if I want to be the person who wants to be listened to.

Moved to Taylor

08/24/2012

I took a huge leap of faith and moved five hours away to a place where I didn't know anybody. I am still not sure why God has decided to put me here, but I am sure I will someday.