I will give you a glimpse of what I believe. Beyond that feel
free to contact me and ask questions.
I guess you could say
that I am a Non-Denominational Christian, if you have to place
a label on it. I believe in the gifts of healing, prophecy,
tongues and their interpretation, and whatever gift God chooses
to use that is found in I Corinthians 12:8-10. I believe prayer
is a powerful thing. The Bible is not to be taken for bits
and pieces, but as a whole. Whether you agree or not the Bible
is for today.
I have been raised in a Christian home. I am the only child
of 4 that was born into a Christian family. When my parents
found out that they were having another child it was a surprise
to them and they believed that I was a gift from God. Thus
this is where I got my name, Charity. My mom had originally
thought I was going to be a boy, so my name was set to be
Joshua. One night they were singing worship songs and the
name Charity was in one of the songs, and this is when my
mom felt that God told her I was going to be a girl and that
I was a gift from God to show them how much He loved them.
I will say that I accepted Jesus into my heart when I was
too young to remember the details. I associate being prayed
for as the moment I accepted Jesus into my heart. In actuality
it is possible that this is when I realized that God was real.
I was very sick when I was about 3 years old. My parents say
that I had hallucinations of being chased by frogs. ;) Odd,
I know. I remember someone from the church coming over and
placing oil on my forehead and praying over me. This is my
memory of accepting Jesus into my heart. My parents say that
I accepted Jesus the day after, when I was healed. But my
belief is that even though I was young I realized the healing
power of God in my life. I recognized that something more
powerful had healed me.
I grew up and basically took my beliefs
as a way of life. I went to a private school, went to church
Sundays and Wednesdays, I lived an ordinary Christian life.
It wasn't till I turned 16 that I realized that I needed to
build my relationship with God. I needed to become closer,
and rely more on His guidance in my life, and that my life
was not my own, I was put on this earth to follow after Him.
I rededicated my life at youth group and had now made the
choice to live my adult life for God.
I went through my rebellious
stage. I reached college and wanted to go out and explore
the 'gothic' world. What a contrast huh? I don't know why
it intrigued me so much. To this day, I still find the music
and clothing interesting. But even then I realized the vision
for my ministry. And no it's not to reach the 'gothic' world,
actually something completely different. When I graduated
high school, living in the high desert you realize that there
weren't many places to go that your parents would feel secure
about letting you out late at night. It made me start to think
of having a spot where you could go to see live bands, play
pool, video games, skateboard, swim, roller-skate/blade, and
just hang out in a cool atmosphere. This became a large idea.
I even drew up floor plans just for fun, had decorating ideas
already planned out, and then I realized that there was no
way I could do this and that I was just a kid, how could I
go about doing it. My dad told me to hold onto that desire
and vision and that God must have birthed it into me and it
would just take time to come into affect.
God continues to work in my life. And I will continue to try
and live my life for Him.