I didn’t grow up in a Christian family but my mum had started attending Church and invited my sister and me along. As I went each Sunday I kept feeling as though what I was learning about and reading was the truth, something clicked and it just made sense. I did the Christianity Explored course which was amazing as it helped to further my understanding of the bible and who Jesus is (plus, there was free food…!) and that’s when I decided that I would fully commit my life to God.
I had personal issues going on in my family life for a few years and had been praying that God would intervene in the situation. I felt as though he didn’t hear me crying out to Him, it was during this time that I read 1 Colossians 11 which says ‘God will strengthen you with his own great power so that you will not give up when troubles come, but you will be patient.’ Through that time, God had been growing me in my character and it increased my reliance and dependence on him.
When I went to Soul Survivor I asked a group of my friends to pray for the emotional pain I had been experiencing and I was overcome by the presence of God. I just cried and cried and then I felt a warm feeling all over me and I couldn’t stop smiling. All the pain that I had been holding in had finally been lifted from me. It felt as though God was reminding me that his Holy Spirit was living in me and that he is by my side in all circumstances.