I have been going to church since 1991....whilst my parents made me go i did not want to go to church, i didnt mind too much tho. when i turned 16 in 2001 i started doing the things most teens, go to parties drinking etc. i think the reason that i wasnt really involved in church is because i didnt have any friends whilst i knew the people there and vice versa i never really had any friends. in 2002 when i was 17 a guy invited me to this youth camp. since i was at the stage where i had a huge fear of man which was holding me back and was desperate to make friends at church i happily agreed to go to the camp....this was the most amazing life changing time of my life. on the first night of the camp we had a worship session i felt the fear of man escape me and i was able to worhsip god unashamably!! i felt a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and i was able to speak out words god had given me!! on the saturday it was also awesome i experienced the holy spirit for the first time in my life!! we had the most awesome worhsip session, everyone was either laughing or crying, i spent 3 hours like most ppl in the room on my knees crying out to god it was truly amazing....throughout the whole camp i was just experiencing the holy spirt and the prescence of god in an amazing way, and my life was totally changed. from then on i caught totaly fire for god. since then i have waivered but i have never turned away from god so that is what has kept me going. last yr i felt a call to the states....i went to a conference in LA and also spent a month in a church in gig harbour, seattle which is the church god has called me....now im in the midst of sorting out a way i can go and be able to work their etc....i believe god has massive plans for me there. it will probly take me 2 years or so to get there but i have heaps of faith in god to make a way, because if its his will it will happen!!!