Laura T

Laura T


Hi! My name is Laura, and I grew up in Minnesota until I moved to North Dakota for my first professional job at the University of North Dakota. When I moved to North Dakota, I was carrying a lot of hurt and insecurities. I had decided to be a teacher in college and after my student teaching experience didn’t go well, I was worried that I would fail in my new chosen career. I was also still recovering from a broken heart. Then one of my coworkers invited me to Cottonwood Community Church (parent church of Submerge). When I walked in, I really felt the love of God. I had grown up in a Christian family and accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was five, but I was still really hard on myself when I messed up. I learned that God’s love for me will never change, no matter how many times I fail Him. I realized that by judging myself, I was putting myself in God’s place, because He had already paid the price of His son to take away all of my guilt so that I can spend eternity with Him. Now I am learning to forgive myself and to see myself through God’s eyes, as His precious daughter, and to look forward to the person He is creating me to be rather than dwelling on my mistakes. Now, instead of being weighed down by regret, I am filled with joy, and I pray that you may know the same! If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. -Romans 10:9-10 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13