It all started in the summer of 2014. A 13 year old, anxiety ridden girl was going on an eight hour trip away from her parents to a Christian conference known as Forward. She didn’t know God, she didn’t know joy, but she really wanted to. The pre-teen didn’t know it, but her life was about to change forever.

Fast forward to now. I’d like to say that it was easy from there, that as soon as I got saved life was instantly a piece of cake.

But if anything, it was the opposite.

Fear and depression snuck their way into my life and plagued me for the longest time, and it was only the love of God that broke my chains and showed me a new path, a new life, a new way.

Let me formally introduce myself: Hey! My name is Ariana Matondo and I just want to let you know that God loves you, even if the feeling isn’t returned.

But if you want it to, if you want to understand why there’s a void in your heart that you haven’t been able to fill, if you want to know and feel a type of love that no human could give you, if you want to experience God’s blessings and start LIVING rather than simply EXISTING…

Keep reading.



PS: Proverbs 16:24: Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.