Growing up in a Christian home, I was always taught how to go to church, pray and say the right things. I accepted Christ at a young age but never knew what an actual relationship with Him meant. I eventually fell into a cycle of fear, trying to please my parents and seeking approval from boyfriends.
This cycle ended my junior year of high school, and I was left alone without community and with a misunderstanding of the gospel. With the help of a counselor, I began to see the Lord take my brokenness and show me how He took it all on the cross. After I had this realization, I began to make my faith my own. I completely surrendered my life to Christ and chose to live a life pleasing to Him.
In the fall of 2015, I moved to Dallas to attend Dallas Baptist University. Shortly after moving, I became a member at The Village and started serving in Little Village. The Lord pulled me out of my comfort zone to teach, lead and love on preschoolers and families inside the local church. As I began to grow in this area, the Lord called me to vocational ministry. During a two-year internship at The Village and a summer at Sky Ranch Family Camp, the Lord affirmed this calling over and over again. These experiences helped me learn more about my dependence on the Lord and what His provision and grace look like through vocational ministry.
More recently, my life has looked a lot differently than I had planned or expected it to. I have experienced loss that has revealed idols in my heart. As I reflect on where the Lord has brought me through the years, I can’t help but tear up because of the grace that has been lavished upon me.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that we would be a people who are serious about discipleship and teaching the gospel. I pray that the hope found in Christ would fuel us to love our neighbors, care for the church and rejoice in suffering.