Paper: A Description of My Family Where Money Was Not Plentiful

| grew up in a family where money was not plentiful. My parents were not rich people when they came to America. They came with nothing and earned everything they ever had. Naturally, the worldly pressure to become rich impacted my parents, and ultimately me. They were constantly making me stay home and study, even on weekends. While everyone was out watching movies, hanging out with friends, | was alone watching the time tick by and my calculus book. This was not my purpose in life. | was not meant to be affected by the world, but the world was to be affected by me. Besides the busy work of school, | am very active in my churchs youth group. My church retreat was a time of change and a time of repentance. | realized the countless hours that | had wasted doing activities that would not benefit my future life. This retreat was away from the stress of daily life, away from the homework, away from the world. The theme, To deny the worldly passion, the time, August 26-29 2002, the result, a new world opened to the eyes that were once blind. From a time span of four days, my focus in life had become clear to me, | wanted to become a pastor. Now | had a purpose for that Ain science, | have a purpose for taking the SATs, and | will have a purpose for going to college. Through-out these four days, my future vocation was to become a pastor and my ministry had come to life before my eyes during the last night. The fire that | once had to enjoy the world was renewed to serving God and his people. ...