VCLA Stories

  VCLA helped open my eyes to see more of Jesus. I can confidently say I am a child of God— a beloved son in whom He is well pleased. These roots I have grown are going ...

  I used to be worried about my future and what it would hold, but now I feel secure, and all that is important to me is that I live out God’s dream for my life, and eve...

  I am a beloved son!! That is a concept that was lost on me the majority of my life. I grew up in a church where I learned we were sinners and needed to do everything we coul...

  This year has been a year I wouldn’t ever give up for any amount of money. I couldn’t put a price tag on it if I tried. It’s been a year of growing and stretching my p...

  While in VCLA, the revelation of my identity being rooted in my friendship with Jesus totally transformed my view of God. You see, before this, I thought of God as someone w...

  Because of my experience in VCLA, for the first time in my life, I understood what it’s like to just experience the presence of God. My spiritual life has been transformed...

    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 the...

  We say all the time, “People are messy.” I have had plenty of first-hand experiences of people’s mess causing hurt to my heart. I chose to shrink off into the corner n...

  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. I knew some basic truths about my identi...

  I am God’s beloved son; that is who I am now, that is who I have always been, and that is who I will always be. I knew this statement to be true in my head however I strug...