I was born in Greenville, Texas, and had the sweet blessing of being raised in a Christian home by parents who genuinely and faithfully love the Lord. Being raised in the Church I saw many different aspects of ministry, and it was at a very young age when the Lord took a hold of my heart and brought me to Him. From there, I began to live the lifestyle of the "Christian," guarding my reputation and holding "religion" dear to my heart.
It was a few years later that the Lord showed me what a relationship with Him looked like and how I could rest in His grace. At 9 years old, I watched my parents bathe our family in prayer and seek out faithfulness in Christ to move overseas. I watched as almost all of our worldly possessions were sold, and things I held dear to my heart pass on. None of these things amounted to the blessing and growing that occurred in my life, moving me closer to His love. My parents walked in faith and from there we moved overseas to serve in Kazakhstan as our mission field. It was in those two years of relying on Christ for direction and seeking His grace that the Lord opened my eyes to a relationship with Him. Truly seeking His love and grace was the only way I would find sweet comfort in the Father's hands.
The thought of leaving Kazakhstan wrecked my world. I didn't want to return to the States and fall back into my daily routine and pursue worldly passions.
Later in my high school years when I was fumbling with what the Lord wanted from me and trying to continue the "good Christian" lifestyle, I met Jason Holleman, who poured his life in to mine and pointed me to Christ. I watched him serve to glorify Christ in so many ways that the Lord created a passion in my heart to serve Him. I had the privilege of walking with Jason in ministry and seeing what the Lord desired for his heart. Through discipleship and care, I began to grow stronger in my faith and seek out Christ to completely consume my heart.
I visited The Village after the Lord moved Jason here. The church ministered to my heart, and the Lord began to pave a way for me to move to the area. Now, I have the sweet privilege of serving and loving the body of The Village and seeking the glorification of Christ. Words cannot describe the sweet and undeserving blessing that God has created for me to serve in this capacity.
Hope for The Village Church
"Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." -- Matthew 9:37-38
My hope and prayer for The Village is that we would be a people that desire to die to our flesh daily and live to ultimately glorify God in ever aspect of our lives. That we would be a place of discipleship for growing in His word to proclaim the gospel to a dying world. We have the blessing of knowing a sweet Savior, what a blessing we have in Him to walk and proclaim His name for His Glory!