Share Your Story: Day 14 - Antonia Velez

How long have you attended Faith Christian Church?

About 12 years (since I was a sophomore in high school)

In a few sentences share how you became a Christian.

I grew up in a traditional Italian family where everyone was Catholic and went to church every Sunday. When I was 12, we decided to check out a non-denominational church and see what it was like. And after being moved by what the pastor said about needing a Savior and what Jesus did for me, I gave my heart to Jesus. God has forever changed my life!

In what ways has Faith Christian Church brought value to your life?

FCC has shown me the true meaning to church family, such passion in praising, serving and preaching. It also has been a place where now me, Phil, Luchiano and Filippa have a place to learn, grow, serve and be a part of something that can spread the Gospel and change the world for God's glory.

What do you enjoy most about coming to church?

I would have to say the worship music. Music has been a part of my life since I was a baby. I always was dancing and singing non-stop. And when I wasn't singing... I was humming. And now to sing for God is so inspiring; to know what He already had planned for me. Being able to worship puts me in my most vulnerable, humble position, always giving my all to Him that I just want to share with everyone!

What are you most excited for as we look ahead to what God is doing in our communities?

I'm most excited about all the youth and kids that may or may not know God, but will have the opportunity to give their life to Him and make a difference in the world.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Philippians 4:13
"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

God has always been there for me and I can always count on Him to give me the strength to stand firm in faith! :)

Adam Johnson