[button size='medium' style='' text='Back' icon='fa-arrow-left' icon_color='' link='/stories' target='_self' color='#34b233' hover_color='#ffffff' border_color='#34b233' hover_border_color='#34b233' background_color='' hover_background_color='#34b233' font_style='' font_weight='700' text_align='center' margin='']   [vc_video link='https://vimeo.com/356927295/8beed495ec']   Being in an environment for 9 months where I was "forced" to pursue God definitely brought me closer to Him. Many times people use their experience as...

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[button size='medium' style='' text='Back' icon='fa-arrow-left' icon_color='' link='/stories' target='_self' color='#34b233' hover_color='#ffffff' border_color='#34b233' hover_border_color='#34b233' background_color='' hover_background_color='#34b233' font_style='' font_weight='700' text_align='center' margin='']   When it came to my identity, I didn’t even place it in the world, but I just wasn’t sure of who God called and created me to be....

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