I accepted Jesus when I was in junior high. I've always seen God's plan in my life as I look back. I grew up in a Catholic family, however my mom ended up sending me to a Christian school. Here I got a better understanding of God's love for us and that believing is not enough to have a personal relationship with Jesus. I also needed to Choose to follow Him and ask Him into my life to be my Lord and Savior. At the time I was a young teenager and had the regular struggles of most teenagers. My biggest struggle was having a very absent earthly father as well as loads of self-esteem issues. I still struggle with those these as an adult, but I know God conquers all and I go to Him in prayer about these struggles always.
Being that I went to a Christian school, we were constantly taught the message. I had many wonderful teachers, but one in particular, Mrs. Haines, that really shared with me God's plan for us and how I could take the next step in relationship with Him. From there, I did continue to struggle with various issues. I walked away from God in the beginning of high school, but again God definitely placed certain people in my life to draw me back to Him. A good friend brought me to EV Free in Fullerton and I began to grow in my relationship with Christ. When I went to college I got involved in Campus Crusade for Christ. Here I was in a small group and had the opportunity to go on a summer project (mission trip in the US). I have through my life had a bit of a roller coaster walk with God. A couple of years ago, my husband and I made a decision to attend church regularly and have done so for about 3 years now. We have been coming to HDC for many years and I have always wanted to be baptized. Being that I was raised in a Catholic family I was baptized as a baby, but learned that that doesn't have any meaning if I had not accepted Christ before being baptized. I have certainly learned that life isn't always easy and there will always be ups and downs, but God will teach me and help me to grow in every situation if I put Him first and am obedient to Him.