I was going through an extremely difficult divorce. My second divorce before the age of 30. Not understanding why this was all happening. Not understand why a person can be so emotionally abusive to someone they love. I was lost. I was hurt. I didn’t care much about anything anymore. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t understand why I was treated so badly or why everything was happening to me. Knowing the hardship I was going through, knowing my pain I was feeling, I was asked numerous times by a very good friend to go to HDC. I put it off again and again. I had other “more important” things to do. But still nothing ever felt right… my heart continued to feel empty. I finally committed to attend Sunday Service at HDC. I knew I needed help and I knew I didn’t have the answers. The only way I could get the help, the love, and the hope I was longing for was through Jesus. I’ve always considered myself a Christian, but never a follower of Christ, until this day.
I think it was July 12, 2015 when the change took place. I finally came to HDC with my dear friend, her family, my daughter and my sister. We walked in as people were getting baptized…it was the most amazing thing I have seen in person in a very long time. I felt an instant sense of Hope.
As the service went on I began to feel something I haven’t felt in a very long time. I felt Welcome…Safe…Loved…Open… but the most important feeling…I felt Hope. I knew I had a purpose. I knew there was something bigger for me to do. I never felt more open, and on this day I admitted I am a sinner and I needed guidance. I knew this was not the end for me, that soon all this pain I was going through wouldn’t be so hard anymore. I knew it was just a bump on my path that God has for me to lead me straight Home, to HDC, to Him, for He is my only savior.
Since I have invited Christ into my life everything started to change for me. I started to feel stronger. I started to understand that this is just a lesson. I was weak. He gave me strength. I began to pray and attend church every Sunday. I began to feel different. I felt Hope that there is something better for me. That I have a bigger purpose, and that all these things happened so I would create a better relationship with God. Only he has the answers. I have finally put all my trust in Him to guide me on my path. To new found Christianity, a new purpose, a new life, and to New Faith. But most importantly to a new Love for God.