Hi! My name is Paige, I am 20 years old, and I am from Tacoma, Washington.
My journey with the Lord began around 2014 or 2015 I believe when I started to go to church and learn more in my faith. I was steadily going to service on Sunday, youth nights, bible study, and even went to a church camp. But I realized looking back, that was the only time I studied, and I learned about the Lord. I did not do anything really outside of those regular doings—Nothing at my house on my own time. Eventually, I graduated high school in 2018 and went straight to college. I did not have any time with God, I was living my life as a freshman in college with all my peers and learning new things, being away from home. As I came home from college, 2019 I still had no relationship with God for almost a good year I would say. It was not until beginning of 2020 when I attended City Central and I truly felt something inside me just shift. I was sad, I missed the feeling of being surrounded by the one who was always there for me from the start, The Lord.
I felt a sudden need to shift my mentality and perspective of what to do with my life and thoughts. I missed learning and studying the word of God and preaching His name. Back in 2015, when I regularly went to church I never dug deeper into things; I never wanted to learn more. But the beginning of this year really changed my mind. I prayed about everything, and God spoke to me.
Here I am almost to the end of 2020, highly INVOLVED in the most warm welcoming community, with God above it all. I am so eager and blessed to have a shift in perspective of life this year. I am so thankful for my family and friends and the community who I adore and love so much. I truly am so much happier with God in my life, and I am so thankful for myself for realizing His worth. His love. His guidance and His Patience.
Psalms 118:14 “The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”