I Believed there was a Plan

Before knowing Christ, I grew up in a family that did not practice any particular faith. Whenever I heard the name “Jesus,” I could not get the image of man with a beard out of my head. I believed that there was a higher power, but I did not know how to define it. Throughout college, I struggled with an eating disorder. One of my good friends from treatment passed away in November 2011 because of her eating disorder. I could not understand why I lived while she died. I, eventually, thought that there was a reason why lived and grew from my experiences – I believed there was a plan already in place for me.

I learned to cast away my worries and fears and trust that God will always have a plan for me.

In June 2013, I started going to Hope. My boyfriend played bass in the worship team, and I knew that I would not be able to see him play unless I went to church with him. I fell in love with Hope and met with Bekah Wacek, LDI intern, who helped me begin reading the Bible. I joined a Redemption Group and learned that God knew that I would sin, and he will forgive my sins because His son died on the cross. I learned to cast away my worries and fears and trust that God will always have a plan for me. I am getting baptized because I want to proclaim to my friends, family, and, ultimately, God, that I will trust in God to take my worries and struggles off of my shoulders.

Rachel Eckes

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