Hello! My name is Maria. I am one of eight siblings, and the oldest out of five that were adopted. God chose the perfect family for me and my siblings. When my parents adopted me, my mom began to teach me how to read. It was hard and confusing at first, moving to a new home, but God had a plan for me. In this home, I learned many things and visited many new places. One of the things that I learned most about was the Bible. I was so amazed how God created the world and that is when I asked Him inside of my heart. Later I was baptized and I continued to learn more about God. I was always shy and did to like to talk in front of people, but God was growing me. I joined the High School Bible Drill. When it became too hard, especially the public speaking aspect, I wanted to give up. God helped me press on and I did not give up! I competed on many levels, finishing with the State Bible Drill level. Through my first year in Bible Drill, I learned to face my fears, trust in God, bury God’s word in my heart, and that God will walk with me through hard times. I am so thankful for my family, for those who serve with the Bible Drill and for Jesus, my savior.
This guest blog is by Maria Mongillo, a High School Bible Drill Student who lives in the Augusta, GA area.