I Have Been Changed
The most pivotal decision in my life that started my journey on the right path, Salvation. I made a profession of faith at the age of 9 at Calvary Baptist Church in San Dimas, now Lighthouse Baptist Church in La Verne.
My first year at summer camp, 13 years old. The buzz for all the newbies was that we’d be getting saved. Of course, I laughed it off, I already am! Yet for the evening service Kevin Wyatt, preached on salvation. The funny thing, I was convicted. I believed Christ died and rose again for my sins. I knew I was a wretched sinner. I knew everything I needed to know about salvation, I had been going to church for 5 years already! Yet my faith had been misplaced in a prayer I prayed at 9 years old. That evening I placed my faith and trust on the Lord, my Savior who died for my sins that I might be free from the bondage of sin and death and live for the glory of God.
As a high school Senior I chose BobJones for the academics and it was Christian-based. I didn’t know what to expect the next four years I just went. I didn’t think about how hard it was going to be or if I’d make it–rules or academics. Talk about child-like faith!
I’ve enjoyed meeting people, making life-long friends, relying on God alone and seeing miracles being worked out in my life and other people, visiting new places, being betrayed, being relied upon, living on the East Coast, falling snow, having a snow day, shouldering a friend’s burden, having red streaks in my hair for a day (GoldRush days), ministering at Son Point, being a part of the Filipino Group (Picnic), having a boyfriend, experiencing a breakup…
The young adult trials and experiences have greatly influenced my standards, convictions, beliefs, and outlook in life. I am who I am today because of the people I’ve met and the trials I’ve experienced.