My parents split when I was very little. I can't remember them being together. I lived with my mum for one week and my dad for the next. This means I only went to church every second week when I was with my mum.
When I was younger I thought going to church was just like an added chore or an extra day of school. Which mean I did not want to go to church very much. But my mum still made me go (I am very thankful when I look back that she did make me go)
But then when I was in year six I changed churches and went to LVAC. I found this very good because I could go to youth and play games but more importantly I could learn about God in a different way where I felt much more comfortable to ask questions and be my self.
My favourite thing about youth was that if I had a problem or something was on my mind I could go to youth and God would answer my doubts and problem by using the bible talks and youth leaders. They would talk about something which solved my problem with out even knowing. It was then that I knew God could hear me and helps me when I'm in need but just not always as I thinks he might.
Now I believe in God and understand him a lot more than normal because I know he listens to you and responds to you. Now I have this understanding of God I want as many other people to know his great love.
Whenever things are hard I just have to try remember Jesus is in control. And also I try to remember how much Jesus loved us and how much he sacrificed for us so in return it is good to sacrifice your time to help make the community a better place for everyone.
I found that even when things got hard in life I came to youth even if I didn't feel like going at the time and things would be better so I could take my mind of that thing because God used the bible and the talks to connect to me.