MEGAN JOHNSON – Kalispell Corps
Megan Johnson, one of the youth at the Kalispell, Montana corps, led by Corps Officers Captains Daniel and Doreen Freeman, recently shared her testimony with Carla Brandt, corps youth director.
I used to be in trouble all the time—running away and trying a lot of things. I had poor grades in school. My friends were all I had that I could trust.
A couple of years ago when I started coming to Sunday school at The Salvation Army, I sensed that there was something better. I began attending Girl Guards and teen Bible study—any program that was available.
As my relationship with God grew, I noticed that my whole life was changing. My grades improved. When I graduated with honors from the eighth grade, my corps officers and soldiers were there supporting me. I excelled in choir, and received the Choir Student of the Year! I spent more time with my little brothers and sisters, walking them to the grocery store for treats. Now I have great Christian friends and I am making better choices. After school and on weekends I have a part-time job, but church comes first and I work my schedule around that.
I’m not the same person that I was a couple of years ago. I always look forward to camp and youth councils—great opportunities to fellowship with other Christian teens from the division. Captain Freeman has given the teens a chance to help with the worship service. I’m working the computer and sound system, projecting the words onto the screen. I enjoy being involved in the service.
God has given me something that I didn’t have before. He shows me compassion and most of all forgives me! Matthew 19:26 says, “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” I know that with God I can excel in anything. This year I’ll be taking senior soldier lessons and I look forward to discovering God’s plan for my future.