When I entered Heritage Center in September 2009, my life was spiraling out of control. I was angry and lonely. I believed that I did not need God to survive. Little did I know, I was barely surviving, I was barely hanging on to life! To make matters worse, I was using alcohol to cope with my life issues. My faulty foundations of life were crumbling.
I walked into Heritage Center unattached and unconcerned. Heritage Alumist, Darius Nelson urged me to attend Heritage. I arrived at Heritage with the intentions of never coming back! Yet, I remained week after week, month after month, until I had taken 10 classes to graduate with a Diploma of Ministry. Why? Because God would have it that the first class offered when I walked through the Heritage doors was "Foundations for Ministries." My soul leaped for joy at the hearing of that name: Foundations for Ministries. I had no idea what was compelling me to commit to Heritage Center, but I committed anyway. I now know it was the beginning of the life that God predestined for me.
The most encouraging thing that I gained in Heritage was I met myself. I had an encounter with Jesus, and I fell in love with myself and with the Lord — that was God's plan. He knew I would meet and fall in love with him through Christian Education and it would allow me to tell someone about Jesus Christ Our Lord.
Coming Up For Air Counseling Ministries
Minister Lisa Goss, MAC LLPC