One of my favorite things to tell people about the Exchange is how I got baptized in a horse trough. But my story here runs deeper. After about a year of attending the Exchange with my family, I began the darkest time of my life where I did not want to be on this earth anymore. Joe came alongside my parents, family, friends, & counselor and helped me through it. I truly believe that without God’s work through the Exchange in me, I wouldn’t be here today. I will miss gathering here and right now in this grief I’m not sure I will find another community like the Exchange. But I know when we get to heaven it will be even better than the Exchange and that’s where I must keep my eyes and heart.