I’ve attended church for as long as I can remember and I was baptized when I was 9 years old. At that time I didn’t realize the implications of the decision I was making so I spent most of life going through the motions and being religious. Because I was raised in the church I was someone you would consider a “good kid” but in my heart was where the problem was. I always felt like I was missing something. I felt like I didn’t belong and that I had no direction. I was extremely insecure. I decided that once I got to college I was going to take control of my life, but thankfully, God led me in a different direction. I was surveyed at orientation and marked that I had an interest in church and Bible Studies. It was at the first Bible Study on August 24, 2014 that I gave my life to the Lord! The campus ministers took me to the Word and explained repentance to me and my need to surrender my life to Jesus. I always believed in God and knew of Jesus, but for the first time it became personal. God loved me so much that he sent His Son, who was completely blameless, to die for my sins. Jesus took my place so I could be redeemed and have a relationship with God.
Ever since then my life has been different. For the first time in my life, I can feel that I’m in tune with the Spirit. I can come before the Lord in genuine worship and fellowship and feel His presence. I’m able to pray and read the Word to receive knowledge, comfort, and strength. I also feel like I have a family in Cornerstone. I’ve grown so much as a person and in faith through my fellowship with its members. I find myself opening up to them more so than any friends I’ve had before. Even though I’m still early in my Christian walk, I’m excited to grow more and draw even closer to the Lord. I became a Bible study leader last semester and I’m excited to be sharing the Gospel with students on campus who are living like I was living.