Meet Sandy from Spring Lake Park.
My experience with church growing up was basic. I was baptized as an infant, went to Sunday school and stayed through confirmation–that’s it. My parents brought us to church but rarely stayed themselves.
I didn’t make faith a priority until I had children of my own. It was important to me that they learn about Jesus and I considered it my job as a parent to provide that for them. So, I started attending a church near our home and bringing my oldest son to confirmation classes and my youngest to Sunday school. I found a sense of peace there.
In the summer of 2010, my brother’s wife Karen was told she had lung cancer. Her battle with the disease united my family. She attended Eagle Brook and it was so apparent that she found strength and comfort there. She often encouraged us to give it a chance and visit on the weekend. We now regularly attend Spring Lake Park, and I believe it was her spirit and faith that brought me to the place I am today.
I have learned more in the past two years about God, his place in my life and about myself, than I had ever known before.
Karen has since passed, but she left me a gift I will cherish forever.