Courtney - Faces of Somerset County

Courtney - 20
Student: Student at Johnson University, Cashier at Chick-fil-a
Shanksville

"I think that one of my favorite things about Somerset County is how all of the surrounding communities come together and show support for families in need. Whether that is financially or through prayer, or some other type of way, everyone is able to show support in on way or the other.

My first happiest moment is from this past May when I got baptized at Somerset First Christian Church. Two of my best friends and some of my family were able to witness me give my life to God and become apart of another family that mean so much to me. My second happiest moment was this summer when I was accepted to Johnson two weeks before classes started, and when I realized I was leaving everyone I loved to start my own journey 8 hours away.

Biggest challenge/obstacle to overcome: I would say that as of right now, my biggest challenge that I have had to overcome is last March when I realized that the way I was living my life was extremely toxic and there was going to be a lot of horrible things were going to continue to happen if I did not stop living that way. So accepting that I needed to follow God and give my life to Him was in a sense difficult, only because I was giving control to someone else. Turns out, that it was easier to do then I thought it would be and it was a great decision."