Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

This verse helps me remember that I can overcome anything with the Lord's help. What I accomplish in life is not of my own doing but by the grace of God that his hand has been upon my life. God has given me such a blessing in life of me being alive and here today, that I wish to give back and help anyone I can.

As I grow and mature in the Lord Jesus Christ, I submit myself to the idea that the Bible is the basis for my beliefs and behaviors. I live by a simple yet hard principle; If God is against it, so am I. I make Him my rock and foundation "For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me." Psalms 31:3, the cornerstone of my life, dying to self daily. He is the well of living water I drink from "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life." John 4:14, as I eat the truth of the Word of God, meditating on the Word of the Lord and on the purpose in life He has given me.

I vow to make Christ my Lord and serve him and not myself. Through prayer, Bible study, and listening to good unadulterated Bible preaching, I shall grow deep roots in the Lord so when challenges and trials come I will not be moved. I pray for humility and humbleness. "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." 1 Corinthians 10:12 I pray to be the man that Bible says I should be and focus on staying in the center of God's will for my life as I seek His face.

My goals include helping people to come to the Lord and to help them to grow. I have gone through so much and learned so much the hard way. I desire to use my life experiences and what I have learned, to include any wisdom that God has blessed me with, to be a blessing and a help to others. If I can make people's lives better I give the glory to God. If I can only share God's love and Word with people through my own life example and testimony I give the glory to God. "Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." Psalms 37:4-5

As a disabled Army veteran I have a huge heart for my fellow veterans and service members and would love to one day help them in any way possible, whether to give help in a nonprofit or just sharing how the Lord has blessed me and healed me.

No matter what life brings my way I will stay focused on Jesus and thus all I do will be in honor to His name.

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Rebekah Brown

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Proverbs 16:3

I was born into a military family in California in 2002. Even though we moved many times when I was younger, my parents always made sure to find a good church for us to go to while we were in the state we were in. I was around the gospel for most of my life, and got saved when I was eleven. I now live in New Mexico studying to attend Pensacola Christian College when I finish high school. I serve in a few ministries at Bella Vista Baptist Church.

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. Psalms 139:17-18 Sarah Brown

I was born in California and grew up being a traveling Air Force kid. I am the youngest of five kids (yes, there are a lot of us!) and was bron in 2005. I was witnessed to by my mom when I was five years old and I got saved that Sunday in Louisiana. Ever since that day God's been with me every step of the way! I couldn't make it a day without him.

I currently live in New Mexico and attend Bella Vista Baptist Church. What can I say, I love my church! Bella Vista's been such a blessing in my life. I plan to attend PCC (Pensacola Christian College) in the near future. I would really appreciate the prayers! Thank you.

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