From: Anderson, IN
Arrived in the Dominican: Currently raising support; Short-term missionary since June 2015
Current Financial Support Level: 66%
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Freedom International Ministries, Inc.
2905 E 46th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
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I have been blessed to be raised in an amazing Christian home and to have been brought up in the church. I learned from a young age that Christ died for my sins and that He desired a personal relationship with me. I knew that my sin separated me from Him. I realized I needed to be forgiven for the things I had done wrong. When I was in third grade, I chose to put my hope and confidence in the truth that Jesus died for me and that He rose again so that I can have a personal relationship with Him. However, it wasn’t until the summer of 2009 that I truly understood what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I had the amazing opportunity to serve Christ in Eleuthera, Bahamas, as a missionary intern for 3 months. That was the first time that I had been “alone” and away from everything I knew. While I was there, I fell in love with Jesus Christ. My relationship was no longer about what I had been told or what I read in my Bible books in school; it was real. I applied His truths to my life and could not get enough of Him. This was the first time that I learned to fully rely on God and His promises for me. Since then, God has been teaching me more about my daily need for Him. He has been teaching me that He is in complete control of my life and that my responsibility is to walk with Him - He will take care of the rest. This truth has affected the way I view everything in my life. I no longer feel that I must be perfect for Christ to love me. It’s no longer me trying to please God; instead, it’s me trusting Him. I’m so thankful for the way that God continues to work in my life and for the way He is transforming me for His glory. Praise be to Him!