On November 8, 2019 I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, even though I don’t smoke.

I was angry and bitter at God. You see, I had a cancer scare years ago and prayed that I would never get cancer and thought God told me that I wouldn’t. I felt betrayed. If I couldn’t trust God, who could I trust?

My sister-in-law, who belongs to Crossroads, suggested that I start watching the church services and sent me the link. I started watching and through the church learned about Starting Point. I attended Starting Point and started watching the church’s daily devotions. Through these actions I learned to let go of my bitterness and anger.

I have grown in my relationship with God and realize that without cancer I wouldn’t be on the journey that I am on now. Since my diagnosis I went through chemo, Keytruda, COVID twice, and 2 miracles. I feel truly blessed that I am still alive and not sick from cancer almost 4 years after my diagnosis.

When I saw the announcement for baptisms I decided that I wanted to celebrate my new life with God with the church and loved ones. God has been so good to me that baptism seemed like the next step even though I was baptized as a baby.