In a time of darkness and addiction it is difficult to see God's plan and purpose for everything. I felt abandoned, alone and lost. I grew up living in Temecula, CA with my mother, father and sister. I was very blessed growing up. My father and mother worked very hard for what my sister and I had. At a young age I had taken everything for granted and did not have a relationship with Jesus nor did I know anything about Him. When I was 15 or 16 years old, my parents with through a divorce and our family slowly broke apart. At the time I blamed all my bad decisions and choices on the divorce. I started smoking and drinking at the age of 16. It was something that made me feel better and took my mind off my situation. At the age of 18 I started using heavy drugs and became homeless for the first time. In and out of jail and mad at the world. In 2019 I was broken, tired, scared, homeless and ready to give up on life. The morning of December 8th, 2019 I walked into Rancho Community Church and chose to give my life to Christ. I chose to give up and surrender and follow Him. Looking back at my life, Jesus was with me the whole time. I chose not to search for Him, I chose to live in a world of sin and negativity.
The day I gave my life to Christ it has never been the same. He has worked so many miracles that I cannot explain anything other than his Mercy and Love. If you are struggling today with anything in your life, cast your cares upon Him and he will direct your path. He saved my life and I guarantee He can and will save yours. I started making wooden crosses as gifts and saw the happiness and love it brought to others.
I came up with the name Disciple Woods. Making my art has been the biggest blessing ever. I get to share my story of the love and mercy God has for us even in our darkest days. I get to share God's word and put crosses in the homes of so many families.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Matthew 16:24