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Speaking Words Of Faith

Updated: Apr 28, 2022

“For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

The hardest day of my life but yet the most rewarding was the day I stepped on those yellow footprints at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina. I will never forget how scared I was once the reality hit that I was going to be there for boot camp. I was away from family and friends, and the only person I could speak to was the Drill Instructor only when I was spoken to. All of our personal items were confiscated. I was no longer in the safety of my comforts but in the hands of stern, strong, tough Women Marines. I could talk to the Lord also if I had any faith at the time. It was definitely a challenge for those three months.

On the first day, introductions and pep talks were given by the leadership. It was like I was at a Girl Scout troop meeting. All of a sudden, the cordial Drill Instructors started getting up close to the recruit’s face and yelling from the top of their lungs. Footlockers, mattresses, bedding, clothing, shoes, sea bags, and everything were scattered on the floor tossed about. It looked like a tornado had passed through the squad bay. Our assignment was to clean the area as fast as we could. Just put it away! We would sort through our items later but the task at hand was to get the squad bay clean and fast. The mission was accomplished in a couple of minutes, but not without lots of misplaced items.