I'm Apriel. A missionary serving on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.
I am a sinner saved by God's amazing and immeasurable grace.
The past several years of my life have been transformative to say the least. I have truly experienced the height, depth, width, and length of the love that Christ has for us - His creation, His children, this world. To sum up His amazing work, I like to say that Christ has made me “Bolder, Braver, and Better”.
How? I thought you'd never ask!
I am bolder. I am bold enough to experience and fully embrace the life that God has planned for me. I am bold enough to share God’s unchanging truth to a constantly changing world.
When I cried out for help, You answered me. You made me bold and energized me. | Psalm 138:3
I am braver. I am braver because I am no longer afraid to be and reflect all that God has made me to be. I am brave because I have the courage to face life’s trials with the courage of David, eager to run towards my battles in order to bring God glory.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. | Joshua 1:9
I am better. I am better because He is developing me into the best possible version of myself. I am better because every day, with His help, I choose to be better than I was last year, last month, last week, and even the day before.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning… | Ecclesiastes 7:8
My prayer that is He would do the same perfecting work in you, making you Bolder, Braver, and Better.
And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. | Philippians 1:6