This year brought me to one of the biggest choices I have had to make in my short life, and I knew that the choice underlying my decision over college was really about where God wanted me to be. It made perfect sense to stay in Placerville, go to junior college, save money, and stay with the people that I love. But I felt a push. The more I prayed to God and chose to truly give this time of my life to him, the more my heart was transformed. God has been faithful in my decision to move to Chico, because I am experiencing him in a way I never have before -- because I need him every day as I feel homesick or feel the weight of new responsibilities. God was faithful in providing for me when I started college: I immediately found a place in a college group that was dedicated to pursuing him and spreading the gospel. He provided me with a job immediately, as well as a stable place to live in which I was surrounded by people who are sincere in their faith. He has given me opportunities to serve in the church here and to grow spiritually, and He answers prayers on a daily basis -- I don't have the words to explain how faithful God has been to me during this time of my life!