I attended Bible Baptist Church in Vallejo, California from the time I was five years old. I was active in AWANA Clubs, Sunday school, and Junior Church. If there was a function at the church I was there. When I was a teenager I went to camp and I remember praying with a counselor and her telling me I was saved. So I kept on being a good church member, but in my heart I knew that prayer had been just some words said not repentance, I had not asked God to save me, I had just repeated what I had been told with no real belief in it for me. When my youth pastor told me that I should go to College Days at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College I did. And I did go to Bible College, of all places, lost as I could be. I did not get over that I was lost through all the years, but I was so ashamed that everyone thought I was saved and that kept me from it for so long. But God is gracious to me and kept pricking my heart, every sermon felt like it was for me personally.
On November 12, 2000, I finally gave my heart to the Lord and a tremendous burden was gone knowing that I was His child alone. I got baptized as soon as possible to show my obedience to the Lord. I graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College in May of 2001 with a degree in Christian education. When I graduated I was going to go back and work in my home church but God had other plans for my life and allowed Joshua and I to get married and start our life of service together. Joshua’s call has become my call and I look forward to serving along with him in Uruguay and all the Lord has for us. God has many things He wants to do through a willing vessel and that is what I always want to be. He has given so much to me, treated me more graciously than I deserve, and I want to serve my Savior for my entire life.