My name is Chantel Broeker and I so thank God for all He’s done and continuing to do in my life. I grew up in this fellowship for all of my life and came to know Christ at a very young age. Growing up, I would always feel left out when my parents wouldn’t allow me to go certain places or hang out with certain people. When I became a teenager, I experienced a little freedom and was old enough to make my own choices. So, with the longing in my heart to try all the things I thought I was missing out on, I gave in. One bad decision after another left me alone, completely empty, and desperately trying to fill my life with all the things the world has to offer that passed as “true love.” On February 20, 2013, my life was shattered. That was the day I lost my mother to cancer. I knew, without a doubt, that she was in Heaven; I also knew that if I were to die, I would end up in Hell. On March 3, 2013, at her memorial service, I bowed my knees and cried out to God asking for forgiveness for all of the sin I had committed. I am now 23 years old, a single mother of two beautiful boys, and I’ve found TRUE love in Christ and a joy that is everlasting.