When I was 14, my mom passed away. I questioned God. “Why did you let this happen?” My friend and her family from my church became my guardians. They tried to help me understand why God did this in my life. I knew I shouldn’t be bitter and that God did this for a reason, but I just didn’t know what that reason was yet.
Recently I felt the desire to help others that have shared similar hurts. The opportunity arose for me to come to the Journey. At first I was a little hesitant, but the minute I came to headquarters and met people that genuinely loved the Lord, I could feel God working.
On the Journey, I learned I am a child of God. Even though He took away my earthly parents, He is my heavenly Father and He loves me more than anyone can! I learned how to forgive and love and that we are all special.
The Journey was a humbling experience. You will always face trials in life. But God has a purpose. The Journey helped me experience God in ways I never thought possible. If you go to the Journey with a good attitude and an open heart, God can do impossible things through you!