My name is Zeebs and my hope story began when I was a junior in high school. Most of my middle school and high school career, I dealt with depression and an eating disorder. I was never "enough" for anyone. I strived for perfect grades and looked towards accomplishments to fulfill me. I grew up in church but finally accepted the Lord personally when I was at the end of my junior year. I grew tremendously in my faith during my senior year of high school. I knew the Lord wasn't calling me to a 'normal' path after graduation but the people-pleaser in me still went to college because that was what was expected of me. One night when I was on my way home from my friend's house, I was hit by a semi truck on the interstate. I walked away with a bruise on my knee and a totaled car. It was a miracle and the Lord reminded me that my life is not my own. After two years of fighting the Lord's calling on my life, I finally surrendered. I knew He was calling me to missions, overseas, so I followed that call and by the end of April, I will have completed my second year of missionary training in Minnesota. In September, I will be moving to Kenya where I will finish my training with hands-on experience. The Lord's grace hasn't run out on me yet and I'm so thankful we serve a God who always gives us another chance. When circumstances get tough over in Kenya or anywhere else the Lord leads me, I will always remember that I have this Hope and His name is Jesus.
Thank you for the gift of your music! I deeply appreciate each of your songs and they have all helped me through different seasons of my life. My goal was to see y'all ten times in concert to go along with your band-name theme and I have indeed completed that goal! After the tenth concert, my car broke down on the way home with about 25 minutes left to drive. We had to call a tow truck and get a ride back to campus. My roommate and I were able to talk to the tow truck driver, Chad, about the church and God because he asked what we were up to that night so we got to tell him about your music too! Now we pray for Chad semi-regularly. My car breaking down was just another way the Lord wanted to use us that night!