I’m not going to sugar coat it, but Family Life has been a wonderful group that has helped me through my struggles in life for the last year. Before I talk about that, I need to go back to 1993. I was three weeks old at the time, and every night when I was put into bed, my nose would bleed, and when I woke up, I would be laying in a pile of blood soaked sheets. At this time, I was diagnosed with Severe Hemophilia A. Mom said it was a miracle that I was lived after bleeding profusely as a young child. She thanks God daily for keeping her baby boy alive. Moving forward to 2018, I had left the house to live with my ex, someone who i had thought was the one, but God had other plans. For the entire year I was subjected to a relationship of harassment and abuse. By then, I found another girl who I thought also wanted a relationship that cared about me, and wants to have a relationship with God, but it turned out it was all fake. During this time, I got in trouble with local police over something I did (it was about a year since I last went to Church so I was completely turned away from God at this point) I prayed to God that he would help me get through this, and I shared my prayer request with Family Life only recently. The legal battle recently ended with me getting charged lesser, and not receiving jail time, and I thought to myself. “How can I come back to God after all this?” and a song was released by Matthew West called A God who stays. I was a lost cause, and not worth God’s time or effort, but God works differently than that. And nothing i’ve ever done could separate my heart from the God who stays. I now look to renew my relationship with God, and my hope is to be able to bring myself to be a first time donator to Spring Share-athon this year.