Tagged love

Heidi in greenhouse“2017 was overall a defining year for me as an adult. One of the most impactful experiences was falling in love, and then having my heart broken. I realized I’m capable of so much more and I want to pursue my passions relentlessly.
For 2018 I’ve decided to be kind to myself and hold my family close. I’m grateful for all the struggles and pain I’ve experienced. I have come out stronger and more confident in who I am and what I want in this life.” – Heidi, Spokane
Photo by Grace Townsend

Topher sitting up against a wall

“I felt a rush of energy go through me, almost as if time was standing still and it was just us two on the planet. Looking into the woman’s eyes of whom I grew to love so much, meeting her as an adolescent boy to being a young man and understanding how far we have come as well as changed. It’s crazy, a paragraph I couldn’t put into words… Her soul is beautiful and it’s contagious. Just being able to look at her, hold her hands and tell her how much I love her,and how we most definitely will grow old together was a rare, special moment. Society is different nowadays but her and I will stay true to the origins of marriage because we won’t conform to what the statistics say about marriage. I understood that as I asked her to marry me.” – Topher, Spokane
Photo by Clare Pursch


“This opportunity to connect with people in need and share Christ’s love has been a huge encouragement. It’s important to me to live out my Christian life daily. Because of the UGM Student Impact Team, I found a great way to do that.” -Abel, Student Impact Team Volunteer