My family and I started coming to Experience Church.tv in 2016 but before then we were living in Hawaii; my mom was Catholic so she had me grow up in the Catholic Church and my experience while being there was boring, there was no connection, no relationship, no nothing, and I would fight my mom very week because I didn’t want to go to church. Life after that was a rollercoaster. I met my husband, had kids, and being in Hawaii, it’s just a constant lifestyle of partying every weekend with my kids, and working Monday through Friday, and just repeating this lifestyle all year long.
In 2016, we made the move to Washington from Hawaii, I had a cousin who previously moved here the year before and they started coming here to Experience Church.tv and I noticed the change this church had on my cousin, just over the phone. I started to get curious because I never thought my cousin would change in that way. So, my family and I decided to move here and we started going to Experience Church.tv. That first service we went to touched me, I had never felt God in that way before. I remember it like it was yesterday, Pastor was going through a generational legacy sermon and everything he preached about applied to my life, because we moved from Hawaii in need of change; change in scenery, change in surroundings, change in the influences around us. So, the reason we stayed is because we have never felt more connected to God than that very first time we stepped foot into this church.
Growing up I knew there was a God but I didn’t know him, I didn’t know his heart and after coming here, after getting plugged in, after serving, making connections, that’s when doors started opening for me, my husband, and my family. We started to learn the true heart of God, we started to receive the word and actually understand it, and that was huge for me because growing up in the Catholic Church I knew there was a God but I never got to know him, I heard of the word, I knew the word but I never truly understood what it meant or how to apply it to my life. It wasn’t until I started serving here that opportunities came to me and my family and the love you feel in this church, you walk in and you can feel the presence of God in this place you can feel him through the body, the people here, the pastors, through everybody’s heart that serves here, who became our family; you can just feel God’s love radiating through this place and that is why we choose to stay.