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My name is Yvonne Looper.  In 2013, I came to CBC  by invitation. My youngest daughter, Tori, had invited me many times before. Since I was a recovering alcoholic/addict I thought I was different and would not be accepted by others who were not like “me” and had convinced myself that I had no need for a home church. I was just fine going to AA and working a 12 Step program. At 14 tears of sobriety I started feeling an emptiness, a void in my soul. Now not even AA was working. I decided to go with Tori to a Ladies night out, even though I was still protesting the idea of a home church, but from the moment I walked in through the doors of CBC and met some of the ladies there, I knew, just like the first time I went to AA that I had arrived, I was home.

I signed up for a Bible study with fear, here I was almost 59 years old and had never opened a Bible. However, the women in that Bible study loved me and taught me that God was my protector and the Holy Spirit would lead me, I just needed to trust God and he would do the rest. I did. That was August 2013.  September 2013, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and in February 2014, I was baptized. Life then took on a new meaning.  I got a mentor to help me learn the Word of God more in depth. I came in so hungry for the Word of God that at times I felt like my heart would burst with passion and joy.

Today I serve the Lord by helping in the Welcome team, Coffee Ministry, and Facilitate Women’s Bible Study and now am involved in re:gen pilot — a Christ based 12 Step Program. I love CBC and am so proud to call it MY HOME CHURCH.

Love our Pastors for their openness and honesty, today I know I am not unique by any means.  Thank God I accepted a long awaited invitation. Thank God my child never gave up on me.  Thank God for my Transformation.

Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

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