Most people already know from my post last Friday that I have been accepted into JRLC this year. But, most don’t know the story on how I got here. So here goes!
Picture it…just kidding. I came back to Christ in the fall of 2014, but unfortunately had a car accident in December of that year as well. That was a hard time that made me really think on what God had for me. Fast forward to Men’s Conference time in 2015, I was still living in Eldon and we came down for the conference that year. It was still held at the South Campus at this point. I remember the one thing that really stuck out to me was the friendliness of the volunteers and how they really cared.
The turning point for me to decide I wanted to pursue coming to LC was I walked down the aisle on the first night for prayer and I had a volunteer pat me on the back on the way back to my seat. What does that mean, to me it meant they loved me and cared. I remember coming home and researching about LC since I heard about it at the conference and then prayed about it and felt like it was something I needed to do.
I applied and made the decision to move to the area to go. God had different plans the first two years before allowing me to be admitted. But, those times were both a good time and a bad time. It helped me grow up and mature and God on one had, but always had those doubts on the other. But, God is true to his word, as Pastor Mark said on Sunday, he is a green light Dad (God is) and if though the answer may be yes, no or wait at the moment, He knows what He is doing.
I am beyond excited to see what God will doing during my year at JRLC. I will most likely be the oldest student (30, yes I do look good for my age, thank you!) But, I don’t care about that. Already having 58 credits hours makes it tough for scheduling purposes, but on the other hand, it means, I can most likely graduate in 1 year as well. Thank you many years of electives for being there for me.
Pastor Josh told me this and it really stuck with me, go into it with both eyes wide open. I am going in knowing that God called and and will equip me, knowing that with Him all things are possible.
My prayer for JRLC is simply this as it has been my prayer for 3 years now, “Whatever Your will, Whatever You have, I am all Yours!”
Talk soon friends!