It was a Friday afternoon. I started driving home, and the last thing I remember was I was at a stop light.
The next thing I remember is I was sitting in the hospital on a bed, and there were people around me.
I just didn't understand what happened all, and I was-- I was kind of confused, and I was really angry. After that night, I spent a lot of time on my knees asking Heavenly Father why this happened. I didn't understand it.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. After suffering in Gethsemane, He suffered on the cross and died for our sins. What He did for us is provide the means by which we can overcome our weaknesses, our sins, our faults, and return to live with our Heavenly Father again. It's a great feeling to know that He loved me, personally, that much. Without Him, I don't know where I'd be today. He is my Savior, and I love Him very dearly. But after the accident, and after being on my knees quite a bit, I learned that Atonement is real, that Jesus Christ came to earth. He lived a sinless life. He was the most charitable man there ever has been--He was perfect, and that He took upon Him all of our sins, and then He was crucified, and then after that, He was resurrected so that one day we'll be able to be resurrected. But that-- also that we can sin, and that we can repent of our sins, and be forgiven of our sins.
My name is Darren, and I believe in Jesus Christ.