I don’t remember a time where I didn’t feel the Lord’s presence in my life; however, I sometimes forget what the Lord has done for me in giving me breath and life. I, like the Israelites, need to be reminded of the Lord’s goodness in my life, but I’m often quick to forget.
As my family moved from Illinois to Iowa, the Holy Spirit led me and guided my development of character while I struggled with peer pressure and spiritual darkness. Thankfully, the Lord didn’t keep us in Iowa for long, and my family moved to Alabama, where I was immediately surrounded with friends who sought after and feared the Lord. During this time, I was able to grow in my relationship with Him.
After high school, I attended Auburn University, where I experienced some of my greatest memories and some of my worst. During my first semester, I fell into a deep depression. I felt overwhelmed, disconnected and ridiculed. I considered transferring to a university back home, but the Lord stepped in and brought some great brothers into my life through the church I was already attending and through my fraternity, Beta Upsilon Chi. I was able to connect into community, accountability and great friendships.
Throughout college, my community and honest friendships continued to grow. After graduation, through a series of circumstances that could only be made possible by God, I was able to move from Alabama to Dallas.
Hope for The Village Church
My hope for The Village is that we continue to seek and glorify the Lord in everything we do. I pray that we continue to equip our church for missional living, as we are able to send people to plant churches for His glory, not only throughout our state and nation but throughout the world.