Daniel Larsen

Beth Hudnut

Daniel Larsen
Beth Hudnut

I once was broken. Now I am whole. 

2017 was a pivotal year for me. I was a stay-at-home mom of a 3 year old & 1 year old when my husband at the time announced he had met someone else and wanted to end our marriage. My world felt like it had crumbled around me. I had never experienced anything so devastating before. 

The year following my separation was filled with so many different emotions; depression, anger, anxiety, uncertainty, but also strength, joy, and resilience. I worked really hard at rebuilding my self worth, taking control of my own happiness and maintaining a healthy and happy life for my kids. Yet, looking back, I think there was always a sense that something was missing. 

When my son was 4, we went to church for a family member’s baptism. He immediately took an interest in the worship music and even listened to the Pastor’s entire sermon. I left feeling a sense of peace and clarity. I knew this was something that my kids and I needed in our lives. Even though God was always there for us, we were finally ready to accept him into our lives. 

In September 2018, we decided to finally see what Mission was all about. It is here that our faith has really been strengthened. I quickly joined a team and started volunteering in Mission Kids. Then I took the first step on the growth track and it was at the Alpha One Day that I was able to look back at my journey and see just how present Jesus was in my life. Even though I wasn’t completely aware of Him at the time, I was able to see how he laid a hand over my family and got us through our long dark in-between.  

I feel like now is the perfect time to go public with my faith and get baptized! I hope my children might someday be inspired to live boldly in their love of God, just as I have decided to do!