The best memory of my journey with God was when I gave Jesus my heart at a children’s concert at Family Worship Christian Center as a 12 year old, the summer before eighth grade. Before this moment I did not know who Jesus or God was; that the Bible existed; or how amazing life could be with God as your lord and savior. I was never introduced to the lifestyle until I met my stepmom and she led my family to go to church, which I thank her for every day of my life because I would not be where I am today without meeting God.
God has helped me go through my parent’s divorce while I was in sixth grade, family issues, living with another mom and sister, bullying, and depression. This was before my dad, stepmom, and sister moved to Henderson for the second time while I started my tenth grade year. It was hard not seeing my family, but I knew they were following God’s plan and were much happier in Nevada. Over time the move did help clear up some family issues and I got closer to my stepmom, who now plays an essential role in my daily life.
It was not until I visited my family the summer before my senior year did I officially make the declaration that I wanted to move to Henderson because I wanted to be closer to God. It was one of the hardest things to tell my biological mom about because I have lived with her since I was in eighth grade. With God’s help though, I powered through and arrived in Nevada a day before my senior year started. That was the second best decision in my life, and ever since then God has brought much self improvement and prosperity into my life. I am overjoyed to say that I have been a youth leader for over a year; I am a licensed christian worker; a student at UNLV; I have a part time job; and continue to grow with God everyday of my life.