I grew up in the church so I'd heard the stories of the bible many, many times. I got baptized when I was about 8 or 9. There wasn't actually a change in my life until I was a junior in High School. Little bit of a background on my life: When I was 5 my mother was pregnant with twins, about 24 weeks she started having problems with the pregnancy. We rushed her to the hospital where they had to do an emergency cesarean section. So, my twin sisters were born at 24 weeks. We had some more problems with the twins. One of them (Autumn) had necrotizing entrocolitus, a disease that eats away at the intestine, and the other (Sierra) had flooding of the brain. The doctors determined Autumn was big enough to have the surgery to correct it. The surgery was successful, but she wasn't recovering. At 22 days old my sister died in my mother's arms, the first time she got to hold her. Sierra, on the other hand, had surgery to correct her problem and she was recovering. She had to have a shunt, which regulates spinal fluid. By the time she was 2 she had been through 12 surgeries. Today she is 15 (2017) and she is the happiest girl you will ever meet. Now, back to me, around my eighth grade year I was starting to slip. I wasn't acting the way a good Christian should. Halfway through my junior year of High School I started going to Lenexa Baptist Church. I realized that I needed to change. LBC taught straight out of the Bible and I realized that if I truly believed in what the Bible said then I needed to straighten up and start living it out. God has done so much for me in my life. There have been days where I'm on top of mountains and I feel great, and then I've been in the valleys and I feel like I can't get any lower. During each of those times I turn to God's Word to find a reminder that HE is the one that sets me on top of mountains and HE still sees me when I'm in the valleys. I know that I am not alone.