I was still battling my addictions. As my therapist said, I was “straddling two worlds,” and it was pulling me apart. But God graciously pulled me out in 2019. I am getting baptized because Jesus saved me from my sin and self-destruction.
It has been an adventure hosting The Orchard Northfield's "Market & Music" booth at Clarkson Park. The weather has been great, and the park is nice. The highlight of my time has been working and having fun with different individuals from our church.
The people of this church were so kind to us and made us feel welcome though we didn’t know anyone...it was the spirit of the people that stood out and made this the kind of church we would want to visit again.
Through these discussions, Steve and I have grown in our understanding of and love for God’s Word and marriage. We’ve been challenged to be alert for ways to use the daily, myriad of ordinary moments to demonstrate love to each other...
When the first of the food trucks came to Marengo, folks from The Orchard Marengo helped distribute the food and move cars through the pickup line.
Through Christ working through my father I began to see what it meant to serve others and to love unconditionally like Christ.
I said yes, trusting that God would lead me every step of the way. This experience has helped me to grow a deeper relationship with the Lord. In preparing for worship, choosing songs, and emailing the team, I have spent more time in prayer and seeing how worthy God is of our worship.
We are totally dependent upon the Lord as we finish up the year and pray for his protection and provision for all our clubbers, families, and volunteer leaders and more importantly, that His Spirit will continue to move in our clubs as we strive to finish our year strongly.
I now recognize a consistent calmness, happiness, and confident lifestyle given by God’s grace.