Most of my life I have been blessed and surrounded by amazing people. I grew up in Lubbock, Texas in a loving Christian family. I went to church on Sundays and Wednesdays along with my family and friends.

My senior year of high school, I was given the opportunity to move to Seward, Nebraska to play college football at the University of Concordia. I decided to take this opportunity and started my freshman year of college in August of 2018.

Life seemed to be going great, I was making new friends and pursuing my dream of college football. It wasn’t until the start of the second semester that adversity struck. I found myself hurting and alone when a friend passed away back home and my friends here in Nebraska decided to drop out of college. I had no church to call home and found myself in my head coach’s (Patrick Daberkow) office begging for help.

He referred me to go to a church called Sower Church, and I decided to take his advice. I showed up that Sunday morning and was greeted with smiles and open arms. They welcomed me in and made me feel more at home than ever. I was able to build great friendships with other college students that were going through similar journeys. I got connected with Mike, one of the pastors at Sower Church, who was there to support and mentor me at whatever pace I felt comfortable.

It was through Sower Church that I was able to find a place that I could call home and people that would help encourage me through life. Sower Church has not only provided a home and friendships, but has helped me find my true identity in Christ.