The Time My Life Changed Forever

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The Time My Life Changed Forever

Tyler Simpkins, Writer

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In the third grade, my life changed forever, and I met my best friend. On the first day of school, I got on the bus and I noticed there was this kid sitting behind me by himself. I had never seen this kid before so I just ignored it. I walk into my classroom and see the same kid sitting at my table. I asked him “Why are you here?” because he had followed me from the bus. He said, “I’m new here and my family just moved from Texas and my family is here to plant a church.”  I said “Oh that’s cool,” and he asked me if I wanted to be friends, and of course, I said yes. It turns out that he and his family had a very strong faith in Christianity and so did my family. So, our parents finally met in December of that year and in March, we left our church and helped plant their church. This was probably the best decision we have ever made because what to come was the start of a whole new journey. The reason I had loved it so much was because I felt like I was getting closer to God. Then, in September of 2018, I was baptized, which I am so proud of.  In December of 2018, we moved to Florida and I was heartbroken because I knew I would have to leave my best friend. It’s crazy how I met one of my closest friends just by saying hello to someone I didn’t know. I hope this inspires you to do the same.