At the age of 14, I became heavily involved in the drug world. Whether it was through using, transporting, or selling, it was a choice of pure destruction for over 10 years of my life.
I traveled the states for over 7 years until I was brought to Jacksonville, FL in 2010 working for a company on the United States Naval Base. At this point in my life I was still lost and had no idea which way to look. My mother who who was in recovery and had surrendered to Jesus, became my best friend and encouraged me to never give up because God had a plan for my life.
In 2011 I was invited to my first church service by my crane operator Patrick Harrison at Beach United Methodist in Jacksonville Beach and found Jesus. I surrendered my life to following Him and was baptized in 2012. Not long after that, God placed my amazing, beautiful wife right in front of me while serving at the church. Next thing I know we were on a mission trip to Codo, Brazil together and that’s where I told her I was going to marry her! Within 7 1/2 months, we were engaged and married, chasing after Jesus together. We now have two amazing joy filled boys. Ezekiel and Remington Armstrong.
I humbly thank God for putting me in a position to serve our city but more importantly to make an impact on the next generation through Sponsored by GRACE. After visiting with a brother in Christ by the name of Tony in 2018 and hearing his heart on wishing there was a way to be able to one day see and interact with his international sponsorship children, I knew at that moment we would at least try to make a dream become a reality for local sponsorship come to life.