“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9
Jazmine’s first year at Cornerstone was when she started 7th grade. That same year, her mother unexpectedly passed away. While struggling with the loss of a parent, Jazmine wrestled with the tension of giving her life to Christ and living for Him. She realized that her good works couldn’t get her through that tough time. She needed a relationship with Christ where she knew Him and truly lived her life for Him.
She shared, “The old me was living just to get to Heaven. I was still living in sin. I was angry. I was negative. The new me is always looking to give, to help, and to serve. The new me desires a relationship with Christ and for others to know Him too, which I feel is the best part. You get to tell others about what God has brought you through. He can do that for them, too!”
Jazmine is now in 11th grade at Cornerstone. When thinking about the changes over the last few years, she shared that Cornerstone has helped strengthen her relationship with Christ in a major way. She is learning to read the Bible, to share the gospel with others, and becoming more and more confident in her faith. Most importantly, Jazmine is learning what it means to walk in the light and be a light to those around her. With the Holy Spirit working through her, Jazmine is a vessel exemplifying the peace, grace, love, mercy, kindness, and freedom of Christ.
Let There Be Light: Sharing the Good News