My name is Lisa Gabrielle and I’m 22 years old. I’m studying at Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, WA. I am pursuing Elementary Education and hope to teach someday. I love learning about other cultures and would be completely open to teaching in another country. I’ve learned so much this year about God, His love for me, and who He hopes for me to be. He’s leading me on an incredible journey toward closeness with Him. Sometimes it hurts and it’s usually hard, but the result is always worth it. The biggest lesson I’ve learned this year is the importance of letting go. Trying to plan my own life and taking control never gets me anywhere. It has often been hard for me to give up my own plans and let God be the sole director of my life; however, only when I let Him lead me and step in His footprints one by one have I ever found true joy. I’m still learning and the more I follow Him, the more He shows me who He made me to be.