Cara Lopez’s Story

I grew up attending church every Sunday and being very active in the church until I was about 13 or 14 years old. I attended Sunday School every Sunday and Vacation Bible School every summer. I learned all the Bible stories and had a fairly good connection with God at...

Ryan Condillac’s Story

I grew up in a Christian home. My parents introduced me to Christ. We attended church as a family, but I did not really embrace the faith and I was not actively trying to walk in the faith. Growing up, I believed that salvation was earned based on deeds, not Jesus...

Amanda Salamon’s Story

“Not to us, O Lord, but to you goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.” -Psalm 115:1 I grew up in a small town in northern Michigan with my parents and my younger sister. I attended the big local church periodically when I was young, mostly with...

Ty Trapps’ Story

I met Jesus at a Spanish-speaking church over empanadas. This sounds like the punchline of a joke. I have to back up a decade or so. I grew up in family that had much respect and reverence for God and the church, but saw little interest in following His commandments...

Xiara Torres-Ferrick’s Story

My name is Xiara Torres-Ferrick. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. At birth I weighed only two pounds and had different medical conditions that continued into my childhood, adolescence, and still continue as an adult. My mom and grandma always put God in first...

Rebekah Smyth’s Story

I grew up in a Christian home, both my mom and dad were Christians. I became a Christian when I was 3 years old. I prayed with my mom one night during our nightly prayer time together to accept Jesus into my heart. I understood that I was a sinner in need of a Savior;...