I grew up in a Christian home, but in high school I didn’t feel accepted by the church. As a result, I rejected the Lord and found acceptance in bad influences at school where I experienced physical, verbal, and sexual assault. I fell into heavy drinking to numb the pain of these experiences, even though it was causing health complications, legal consequences, and family turmoil. I went through multiple outpatient programs for alcoholism and even inpatient rehab before I graduated high school, none of which worked. I started feeling that I was a lost cause.
I had heard about The Salt Company through a Sunday sermon at Cornerstone, and decided to give it a shot. God then utilized The Salt Company and the sermons, worship, and fellowship to soften my heart to him. This eventually led to me surrendering my life to the Lord, letting go of my idols, and trusting that He is and always will be enough. Salt has shown me that I am no longer identified by my sins, but rather identified in Christ – thanks to God’s grace and Jesus’ sacrifice.
God also revealed to me His restoring power during the fall retreat. He made it evident to me that the pain from my past had not been healed through alcohol, but that He was here to heal me and make me whole again. He has filled the void in my heart and has given me such joy! Our God is faithful through all our struggles and is in constant pursuit of us. I continue to grow each day, feeling blessed by Salt and the new family in Christ I’ve made there. I pray that others see His glory through The Salt Company and come to know Him as I have.