Honestly, I never liked any of the Christian stuff because any youth group I’ve ever been in, they’ve always alienated me. The first time I went to a group I was kind of a shy character. I was new there and they had been there all their life. Nobody really talked to me.
I went on a youth trip with my aunt and uncle to build houses to help older people and people that were disabled who couldn’t help themselves. I didn’t want to go. The question was asked, “Has there ever been time when you needed a miracle and God helped you?” That question helped me remember a time when we were almost homeless and in need, and God helped. I guess you could say God used that to break me. Being the miracle that day for someone else is what changed me. I saw that He is there to help you, to guide you on your path. It was like, “Through this process God has used to break you, do you want to open up and let Him in?” I just said, “Yes. That is what I want to do.”
Even in your most lonely moments God is there. That’s sort of given me confidence, realizing when I go into group and realize, “Hey, you’re not compatible with this group. Well, fine, because God is always there and He’s going to guide you to the people that you will end up being comfortable with. It’s the confidence that says, “Hey, back off that kid.” to those people. I don’t care if I have only one friend. I’d rather have only one friend and know that I did something right that have a bunch acquaintances backing me while at the same time being mean to others. It’s really given me confidence to be better in that way.