My mom took this picture as a reminder of where I almost ended up. Only God knows how close I was to this point! When she took it, we almost thought we had missed the rapture. . . mom gets cool points for this one!
It is amazing how great God is. He has brought me from death to a new life in Him. After 6 years of struggles and trials, He is showing me that all I have to do is lay my burdens down and put my faith in Him. God has done some things in my life that I never expected. He gave me the opportunity to share my testimony with people who may be struggling and He also gave me the desire to become a counselor that wants to help others as I have been helped. I never really understood the true meaning of "Trust In Me" because I always thought worry was not going to go away, but God explained what He was talking about after I went to a college where they talked about missions. While I was there God placed Honduras in my mind and on my heart. I knew I could not afford to go to Honduras, but God showed me to trust in Him and He kept placing Honduras in my mind. I knew if I could raise the money I might could go and help the Good Samaritan Baptist Mission over the summer. For the first time I put all faith in God that if He wanted me to go, He would provide a way. Not even two days later God provided a way. God provided me the opportunity to go to Honduras for 2 months to help teach 1st graders English. I thank God for all He has done for me and when I thought things could not get any better, it did. God gave me some amazing friends that are there for me whenever I am down. They are always there supporting me and helping me when I start to struggle. I am a truly Blessed girl and my journey is just beginning. I hope you will follow me through this journey to Freedom because I know it is going to be great!!! ~Chelsea~