I became a follower of Jesus in my last year of high school.  Prior to that, my mother had started taking us to church regularly and over time, the message of the gospel became clearer to me.  Then in the course of time, during a sermon at a church gathering, I committed my life to Jesus and started the lifelong faith journey.  I realized that I couldn’t by my own efforts, attain to God’s standards and needed the free gift of salvation that Christ offers.  I came to realize that no one can lay a foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11).

The Lord had used the solemn imagery of seeing the graveyard of missionaries who had died on the mission field, to impress upon me, the seriousness of the gospel message and how in a more profound way, Jesus had also left His heavenly abode to come to earth to die and resurrect for the purpose of our salvation.

I’m part of the prayer ministry at Redemption North Mountain and love praying with and for others.  I also help with our set-up/tear-down operations.

I am a transplant to Arizona from the Midwest and love discovering new places and things to do in this beloved state.

In honor and memory of my late mother’s role in my coming to faith, I have John 4:42 as my life verse: “They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the World.”

Favorites –

Restaurant: Anywhere with rice dishes! (Mediterranean, Tex-Mex, African, Asian)

Show: Travel, Nature; Sci-Fi

Go to coffee/caffeine drink: Americano decaf; Hibiscus tea (chai)