Where you are from: Pennsylvania

The year you trusted Christ: When I was 3 years old I asked my father how I could have Jesus in me like my older brother. My dad then took the time to walk me through again what it meant to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. That day I trusted Christ.

Favorite verse: “For it is better, if God should will it so, that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong. For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;” ~2 Peter 3:17-18

How you came to the Bible Institute: I went to Word of Life because of the faithfulness of my grandparents and parents. But it started as I grew up going to Word of Life camps, watching my counselors. I wanted more than anything to go to the Bible Institute so I could work at camp. When I was in high school I saw the Impact Team sing at camp and that fueled my fire to be a part of what was happening at Word of Life. Then in my Junior year of high school I realized that I really needed to go so that God could grow me and shape me. That took me back to the faithful testimony and life of my family. Through them I had the opportunity to experience Word of Life in the first place. They knew that God would use it to grab ahold of my heart.