I was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. I was not raised in a christian home. Life at home was far from peaceful and I was an angry teenager. I was struggling in school and failed my 9th grade year. I completed my second year of 9th grade living at an opportunity school in Columbia, South Carolina. There I met Ms. Sanders, school guidance counselor, and on fire for the Lord. I was very curious about Christianity but wasn’t convinced that it was real. I completed 9th grade that year, but soon dropped out of high school to go to work.
I started cleaning for one of my dads hunting buddies who shared a house with his nephew. As I spent time with them, I noticed a peace and joy that they had, and I was envious.
I didn’t know that anyone had that kind of freedom from the bonds of this life.
I became very close to the older of these men and he became a father figure to me. Most importantly he showed me the gospel of Jesus Christ.
When I was 18, I gave my life to the Lord.
For the first time in my life I had peace, joy and I was free! My life had been changed by the power of Jesus Christ. I knew it wasn’t anything I had done, I had been trying to change myself for years, with only failure. I praise God for showing me that there is a better way!
In 1998, I met and married my husband Brad and we live in Cottageville, SC with our 2 boys.
The Lord has truly blessed me exceedingly abundantly above all that I could ask or think!
It has not been an easy road. There have been ups and downs and times that I have frankly, wanted to give up.
But it always comes back to John 6:67-68 Jesus asking His disciples “will ye also go away?” Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.