I was blessed to have a mom and grandmother who taught me to love Jesus Christ and to love God’s Word. When I was 5 years old, I asked Jesus to save me from my sins. I remember even at that young age, being afraid of death, but I knew Jesus could save me and I wanted to love and follow Him.
As I grew, I had doubts about my salvation because I was so young when I came to Christ. Every time I would mess up or not measure up to my standard of what I thought a Christian should be, I would think “You are not truly saved because if you truly meant what you said, you would not keeping making mistakes.” I never heard Christians talk about their struggles, so I thought something was wrong with me. Praise God that He helped me fully grasp what grace means and that salvation is not up to me. It is not saying all the words correctly or doing everything right, but it is confessing Jesus as Lord, believing He rose from the grave, and surrendering my life to Him.
I am humbled that despite my failures and pride, God would use me to help build His kingdom and share the Gospel. Part of building that kingdom are my roles as wife and helpmate to my husband Brian, and mom to our sons Will and Russ. I also enjoy meeting with other women and studying God’s Word together. I love watching God transform a life.
I am so grateful to serve at Provision and help make disciples who make disciples.
From: Fayetteville, WV
Married to Brian Stephenson; Sons: Will and Russ
Wingate University – Bachelor of Music Education