I have always had great supportive parents who would take us to church while growing up. During my first few years of college, I began to seek attention through many different outlets; I was searching for fulfillment in sports, boys and partying. I was selfish and emotional and I didn’t know what my purpose was in life... I just wanted to be loved and cared for, and I couldn’t find that in any of those things. It wasn’t until my junior year of college that my world came crashing down and I got injured playing basketball and would have to sit out for a whole year due to intensive surgery. This is when I really realized I needed Jesus in my life and had never completely transferred my trust to God. My older brother had just transferred his trust to Christ, and once he did, my whole family started becoming spiritually interested, we could see how Jesus had transformed his heart and life. So, I started reading the Bible by myself and seeing that Jesus loved me so much and even if I had sinned, he still loved me. He wanted a relationship with me; He wanted to be that guy that I craved attention from and I could find true fulfillment through him and not worldly things like sports and partying. I learned that we are all sinners and are separated from Jesus, but that Jesus lived a perfect life and was sinless. God wanted to have a relationship with me so bad that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins and He rose again to show that he was really God, that he loved me that much. After I transferred my trust completely to Jesus, I began to see how satisfying and sweet life was with him. Since then, I've realized I don’t need to seek attention and love from guys or try to find fulfillment in worldly things. I have started growing my relationship with God and I have found that He gives me peace, love, and fulfillment. I also found my life purpose; it is to live my life for God and to tell people about how great His love is. I am still not perfect and I have struggles, but God is always there to give me strength to get through those hard times. Life with God is sweet. I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in May 2015, and began the Downline Emerging Leader Program in August 2015. I have loved Memphis and getting to see God work through so many people here. I would love to share more, just ask!
My Hope For Harvest
My hope for Harvest is that we reach the multitudes, by being laborers for Christ. I pray that the love of Christ will be felt by others and that discipleship would be our main focus for reaching the nations. I also pray that the body of Christ here at Harvest will be obedient followers who love God with all of their being.