Family Of Origin

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1. What events in your family of origin were significant in creating you to be the person you are today?

It seems the women in my family passed along their spiritual fever through the generations. My great grandmother, grandmother, and mother were all active in church, consistent in faith and prayer, and committed to reading and living by the Bible. My mother in particularly spent much time reading me Bible story and scriptural text. You see, it was five children in my family and dad routinely worked two to three jobs to make ends meet. I was a very sickly child experiencing a significant number of childhood diseases during my adolescent years. As a matter of fact, I failed two grades in elementary school for missing too many days with sickness. Spending so much time at home gave me the unique opportunity to spend more time with my mother than my other siblings. Her faith was so real; you could feel it as she prayed for my health and strength
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When I relocated to Chicago, he encouraged me to go to NPTS and to attend Deer Grove Covenant Church with him and his wife. He introduced me to the Covenant Denomination and many of the key staff of Covenant HQ. Additionally, my son graduated from NPU and was the worship director for Hope Covenant Church in Crystal Lake, IL where our family served. There were many things that led me to make a decision to join the covenant, but I will name a few. My personal beliefs and values are aligned perfectly with The covenant affirmation. I greatly appreciate the denominations stance on women in ministry and service. I wholeheartedly agree with the denomination on their position on the Biblical texts. I love their mantra that they are “people of the word.” Shouldn’t all Christian be people of the Word? Lastly, I appreciate their acceptance of all evangelicals regardless of race, church doctrine, or their way of worship.

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