Reach | Testimony #3
Aaron Larvick | Worship Team
I do not remember the first time I came to church, but I am pretty sure that my family was going to Faith Baptist before I was born. I grew up as your pretty average church kid, going to Sunday school, VBS, camp, and the rest of your typical things. I was baptized when I was six, but I did not completely get it. I knew that Jesus had died for me and that if I asked Him to save me from my sin than He would take me to Heaven. That was my mindset all the way into middle school.
However, near the end of middle school, I became part of a Christian leadership school called Teenpact. After participating for a while as a student, I began working as a staffer. Once I was placed in a position of higher influence, I realized something, “How can I be pouring into people that need Jesus if I have made my walk with Him about myself?” That is the thing, you cannot. At this point, I had to lower myself and have a relationship with Christ that was not about me getting into Heaven but was about living a life worthy of my calling and bringing Him glory through every aspect of who I am.
As I have now spent two years of my life traveling around with Teenpact, I have seen the Lord work in ways that I did not know was possible. I have seen people healed from conditions that they were born with that have never been healed before, prayers answered in incredible ways, and students at a young age realize that we all have purpose and direction that is rooted completely in Christ.
Through this growth, I have felt a calling on my life to pursue full-time ministry specifically focusing on music and worship ministry. I have placed my life in His hands and His control. I am no longer living for a fun time with like-minded people but rather a God who deserves every ounce of me. I believe, “Anything less than everything I am is not enough for Him.”
“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:2-5