Madeline Thackeray - Nursing
I grew up going to church but never really understood how Christianity applied to my life. When I came to college I didn’t really see a purpose for my life besides getting a degree, and eventually finding a good job. I had many conflicts with my roommates and my best friend at the time and had a hard time relating and getting close to people. However, when I encountered Acts2Fellowship my sophomore year and saw the way the upperclassmen and staff lived God-centered lives, I knew this church could be something different that I had ever experienced before. My peers and the upperclassmen showed genuine interest in my life and they wanted to get to know me on a personal level. After years of having trouble making and keeping friends, I was suddenly surrounded by people who cared for me and wanted to see me grow in my relationship with God. It is an amazing feeling to be a part of a community where you are loved and accepted for who you are, despite your past. I don’t know where I would be today if I hadn’t found A2F when I did and I will be forever grateful to this community.