What was life like before you met Jesus?
I grew up in a Christian home. I always went to church on Sundays and attended Awana on Wednesday nights. When I was 7 years old, I asked God to be in my life and I repented to him. After that my life changed, but it didn't really last long. Before I knew it, I was in high school and still attending church, but I was not interested in hearing the Word of God. I tried to ignore him. My first year of college, I didn't attend church and I was okay with that. I was trying to live my life how I wanted to. I wanted to be in control. Before my second year of college at Kirkwood, I got connected with a church only because that is what I thought was the right thing to do.
How did you meet Jesus?
I had heard of The Salt Company from a friend that went to Salt in Ankeny. When I heard there was one in Cedar Rapids, I decided to check it out. I immediately felt welcomed when I walked in the door. A few weeks later, I was really struggling with my life. I felt like I had no purpose and that nobody cared about me. I was trying to control my life, but it wasn't working. I attended Salt that Thursday and the message was so clear to me. I felt like God put me there to hear it. I realized that I can't control my life – only God can. I needed to stop living my life for me and let God be the center of my life.
After being saved by Jesus what is your life like now?
I feel like my life has changed. I have started reading my Bible more and trying to learn more about how I can live my life for him. I now have a relationship with Jesus Christ and I feel more connected to him.