Growing up as a believer the highest picture of godliness to me was going into full time ministry. After high school I went to Bible College and throughout my education I always pictured myself in ministry. All the while I had a passion for business.
I found myself in my senior year looking to graduation and having no idea what I was going to do with the rest of my life. I was working full time in Real Estate and was struggling feeling like I needed to figure out my place in ministry. After graduation I continued to pursue a career in business all the while feeling as though it were a lesser calling and I was missing out on what God really wanted for my life. After one year of this I encountered the Lord’s love for the marketplace. I finally saw His plan for so many of us to work full-time jobs, love our families and love Him. It was so much more simple then what I had made it to be. It was not a lesser calling, but in fact I was fulfilling the Lord’s plan for my life.
When I was a little girl I never had a good relationship with my dad. Sometimes I would dream of a dad that would play with me, protect me and spend time with me. As our family circumstances changed, things got worse and worse. In one day everything culminated in a moment. I was 15 and I felt like a rug was pulled out from under me. My whole family was turned upside down and I felt alone. That evening in the stillness of my room I fell to my knees and cried out to God. I began to talk to God for the first time about all the pain that was in my heart from not having a dad that was there for me. Instantly I felt a peace come over me and I heard Him say that He would protect me. That even though my earthly Father was never there for me, He would always look after me, and take care of me. Ever since that moment, above every doubt, I know in my heart that I have a Father in Heaven that will always be there for me and love me no matter what.
Summit Park Church
We found Summit Park after a year of looking for a home church. We were looking for a church with a strong community and a place we would be happy to raise a family in. We entered Summit Park and were amazed at the people that we found. It has been such an answer to our prayers. We have been blown away by the community and the friends we have made since being there. We look forward every week to be able to go to Life Group and service on Sunday morning.