Before Christ I grew up going to church and I was always hearing people talk about Christ and heaven and how great it was. So I accepted Christ when I was about seven. I was just sitting at the dinner table and I was talking to my parents about accepting Christ and then I accepted him by praying and I really didn't understand what it was to accept Christ, I just knew that I wanted to go to heaven. And then when I was in sixth grade, I was about 11 when I went to a Big Daddy Weave concert and at the end they have an invitation for people to come except Christ. I was just feeling like I really needed to rededicate my life to Christ and no that is not just about going to heaven it's about loving him and sharing about your faith. So I gave my life that night on June 22, five days before my birthday and then on my birthday my dad and I both got baptized on the same day. Now after I accepted Christ, I have some things going on in my life. My dad got sentenced to a year and a day in prison and he's all the way in Illinois and I'm here in Kansas and that's really hard for me. After he left, people started making fun of me and starting rumors about me that aren't true and I think that it's kind of hard that my dad can't just come home and talk to me about it. It's kind of hard without him home, not saying that my mom is hard to talk to, it's just different without my dad. Christ really helps me to know that I am not alone and I have him. Just because my dad is gone, it has helped me to realize that Christ is my number one protector because I used to think that that would be my dad. Now I realize that Christ is really my number one protector. I'm really happy to know that Christ is always there and he's always there to be by my side and he's there to love on me. I can always talk to Christ, go to him in prayer and I can just let out all of my feelings and it feels good to know that there is someone always there for me.