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Steps of Faith

by Valley Forge Christian College | December 06, 2011
In August 2001, Danielle (Caszatt) Christy '06 took her first step of faith. She never thought that she would attend a college like VFCC, but after a friend introduced her to the Lord and she went on her first missions trip, Valley Forge Christian College received her one and only college application.
In August 2001, Danielle (Caszatt) Christy '06 took her first step of faith. She never thought that she would attend a college like VFCC, but after a friend introduced her to the Lord and she went on her first missions trip, Valley Forge Christian College received her one and only college application. 

About a month into her studies, Danielle knew for certain that she was supposed to be a children's pastor and, for her last two years of college, served as the volunteer children's pastor at an area church. After graduation and her marriage to her best friend, Kevin, she continued in the role until Kevin's dad passed away and the couple moved back to their hometown of Hermitage, Pa. 

Soon, Danielle found herself stepping out in faith once again as she and Kevin, newly out of the Navy, knew that it was time to begin looking again for pastoral positions. In March 2008, they were hired at Mount Hope Christian Center in Burlington, Conn., and packed their bags for New England. 

For a year and a half, the couple faithfully served together - Danielle as the children's pastor, and Kevin as the part-time youth pastor. Soon it became evident that God had prepared them for a transition. Kevin became the full-time youth pastor, and Danielle began working as the receptionist for the school connected to the church, while supporting Kevin's ministry to the youth. 

Recently, God called Danielle to take another big step of faith. Having looked everywhere for a book for her 16-year-old pregnant niece to read, Danielle felt that God was asking her to write the resource herself. She is currently working on a 40-week devotional book for pregnant teens, which will serve as both a practical and spiritual resource for the girls. It focuses on God's love and forgiveness and on the fact that He created the baby for a special purpose. 

"I'm in the process,"Danielle said, "of trusting that sometimes God creates us for a much broader purpose than that for which He first calls us. I know that His plan is perfect, and so different from what we envision for ourselves." 

Danielle and Kevin continue to enjoy life in New England with their two children, Abbey and Micah.