Amy's Story

I think my faith journey really started in high school. I was in a physically, verbally, and mentally abusive relationship my junior to senior year. I got pregnant and graduated from high school a month before my daughter was born. I really struggled with my identity after that. I felt ashamed, dirty, and worthless. I had great support from my family, but it didn't stop me from feeling like garbage. I made horrible choices with my life, with my daughter, and with my family. 


During College and another rocky relationship, I got pregnant again. My son was born six months before I graduated. Now, my identity became the girl with two kids by two different guys. I felt so broken and alone. I felt like no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make the right decision and gain control of my life.


I remember the night vividly. After a horrible date, I was sitting on my bed in tears, wondering why I couldn't get my life together. Out loud, not really speaking to anyone, I asked, "What is it? What do I NOT have in my life right now that would change it?" Instantly, "church" popped into my mind. 


Since then I have become a family member of three wonderful churches and married the man of my dreams. I have a total of four children and two adorable grandchildren. I have been a Women's Ministry Director, coordinated a Women's Conference and Women's Christmas tea. I also served on the Events Team and Sunday Morning Experience. I have been an AWANA leader, ran the childcare for MOPS, and now I am thrilled to continue my passion for Children's Ministry here at PC3. 


I now know that God answered my question that night. I understand that HE is in control of my life, not me. When I think back to my high school and college years, I am at peace knowing that my identity was none of those things! My identity is that I AM A CHILD OF GOD and knowing that has changed my life forever!

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