When I was six years old, on December 16th, 2004, I made a decision to trust and believe in Christ to save me from my sins. I understood that all had sinned (Rom. 3:23) and that without accepting Christ’s gift of salvation, I would go to Hell (Rom. 6:23). God would use my home church, Bedford Bible, to teach me more about God and Jesus through The Bible. I learned in church services and through the church school that I graduated from.
For a large majority of my life, I was abused and experienced many hardships. These traumatic experiences had weighed heavily on me for so long that I had considered suicide and once attempted it. Though I felt depressed, lonely, and anxious, God gave me strength, peace, and joy, leading me out of that situation and into a much better one! I would go on to recommit my life to Christ during the summer of 2015. I was baptized, took a two-week mission trip to Africa, and then would go on to graduate from Frontier School of the Bible in the spring of 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in youth education.
So enough about me, why Utah? How…Utah? Where…Utah…? There is a huge need for churches in Utah and even a larger need for the Gospel to be shared. I moved out to Utah in the Fall of 2021, I completed an apprenticeship in church planting, and am now currently working alongside a church plant in North Ogden! Not only have I come to realize that starting churches is important, but helping already existing church plants is crucial as well. My motivation is to continue to help with church plants and church planting in Utah!