This is an interview I did with Alecia Talent, a woman I met on Christian Anime Alliance. She asked not to have her picture shared.
1. What was your childhood like?
It was less than ideal, to say the least. Both my parents are mentally ill, and I am learning more and more how different my childhood experiences were from other. I grew up unable to depend on my parents like other kids, and I had to care my sisters often while my mom struggled with various illnesses. I was raised nominally Christian, so we went to church, but we didn’t discuss religion much at home. I mainly grew into my faith by personal experience, versus seeing it modeled by my parents. We moved out of state when I was 12, and moved often after that so that I never started or finished at the same school until college. It was a difficult time, and I’m extremely happy to be an adult now and out of my parents’ house.
2. What is your current profession?
I’m an administrative assistant for a missions organization. I track and care for over 200 missionaries all over the world! It’s a fantastic job.
3. What evidence can you give for the existence of God?
Nature: particularly the cell, the details of the universe, the fact beauty exists and we recognize it. It’s not hard to find God. Just hard to admit it’s Him. I’m a big follower of the Intelligent Design movement, and the more I study science the closer it brings me to God.
4. Who is your favorite biblical figure besides Jesus?
I don’t really have a favourite. I enjoy them all. Every story is different and so relevant to different aspects of life. Maybe as I get older, one will pop out at me.
5. What is your favorite biblical passage and why?
Again, I don’t really have a favourite, but I love everything John wrote. His descriptions of the Lord and his talk of love are just wonderful, not to mention the awesomeness of Revelation. He’s a fantastic writer. Hebrews is another favourite, again for it’s description of Christa nd our relationship to Him. Ia lso love the emotions of the Psalms: they’re good for every circumstance!
6. Who inspires you to become a better person?
God. Trying to impress or model others always falls short.