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Cecilia N Cotterino
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Father: Joe Cotterino, Mother: Denise Cotterino
Dalton, Pennsylvania
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Cecilia's Journey

I'm 17 years old, and I'm graduating from high school this year. God is my Rock, my Stronghold, my Shield, my Protector, my Caregiver, my Father, my Friend, and The One who Truly Loves me, and I will strive to give Him my full loyalty, despite how often I fail.

2009 was a very trying year for my family and I, not only in racing/ministry, but also in our personal lives. I feel like a completely different person here, at the beginning of 2010 than I was at the beginning of 2009. I have a huge load of new experiences behind me, and I hope that I have learned as much as I can from them. God has allowed many trials to enter my life, and through His help and Grace I have come through them, in one piece, wiser, bruised, but living, and still burning for Him. I owe my survival to Him, and I owe Him thanks for the way He worked in my parents to support me, and for new people he introduced into my life. I don't think any of them will ever fully understand the impact they've had on me, even in the brief time that I've known them.

1 Corinthians 16.18 (NIV) For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

Thank you all for the gift you've given me and my family.

Cecilia's Journal

Written on 08 February 2010, 00.00 by webmaster
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Written on 02 February 2010, 00.00 by webmaster
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feb-2-2010Journal;Well, this is my first official update for 2010! Happy New Year to everyone, and happy new race season ;)I am anticipating getting this new season started so much! It seems that each year I begin to look forward to it more and more!And what a way to start? We'll be heading to Daytona at the end...


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Denise Cotterino
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Husband: Joe Cotterino, Daughter: Cecilia Cotterino
Dalton, Pennsylvania
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Denise's Journey

The Lord has blessed me and my family so much and I am so thankful.  Having grown up always "thinking" I was a Christian, since I "believed in God", I was actually saved and began my relationship with Jesus when I was 26 years old.  Nine years later, He blessed me further by saving my husband, Joe, and giving  a Godly leader to me and our daughter, Cecilia.  I enjoy my role as wife/helper/ mom at the track as well as at home.  While our goal is to see that we build relationships with folks at the track and try to feed them spiritually, I especially like to see that people are fed physically, so you may more often than not see me cooking at the griddle for anyone who even looks like they may be hungry! I can also be found getting  dirt under my nails by helping out in the pits when I'm needed.



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Jake Johnson
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Jake's Journey

Well, I will start off with saying that I was raised in a Christian home where the gospel was clearly explained to me many times. I professed to be a Christian as a child but the fruit of my life was not there as I got older. I played the game all through elementary school as I attended a Christian school. It wasn’t until I started to attend a public school that my faith was truly tested and found not to be genuine. As time pressed on I grew farther and farther away from the church and "spiritual" things. It became more and more obvious to my surrounding family that I was not walking with the Lord. The older i got the worse things got. the friends that I chose were not good to say the least, I began to pick up habits that were to say the least not good. Partying became the norm, and all that came with it. I was fine living the "new" life that I had discovered. Meanwhile I was furthering myself from my family and the people that truly cared about me. I was also working a job where my boss only encouraged this lifestyle, which didn’t help the poor decisions that I was making. During this time a good friend of mine had sold me a jeep in which I didn’t get the title of, I didn’t need it at the time because I was only going to use it for off roading. However, eventually the time came for me to sell it and to do so I would need a title. This friend has a very similar story to mine, raised in a Christian home, living life for himself. I had lost contact with him for a while due to school and work situations, but he agreed to come up and meet me to transfer the title. Little did I know that when he had moved away the Lord had revealed himself to him and he had gotten saved. So we did the title transfer and then decided to get lunch afterwards. During lunch I asked him why he left town and what was going on, much to my surprise it was not the answer that I was expecting. here a friend that I knew so well was telling me about his new relationship with Christ, the things that led up to it and the life that he now got to live with Christ as the central part. We finished talking and parted ways. this is what i feel was the beginning of Christ’s work in me, the story of his life, where it was at, where it was going the things that he had done the trouble that he was in the sorrow of his life as it stood. It stared at me like a mirror image of where my life was and where it was going, the hopelessness of the state that I was in. Only a few short days later Christ became very real to me. I had come home from work exhausted from my full school and work schedule and collapsed on my bed. My father then came in to tell me to get ready for bed when I just broke down sobbing. I explained to him where I was at the things that I was doing the life I was living the misery I was in and my need for a savior. Christ changed my life that night. The next day I woke up a new person, things were immediately different to me I saw the world through new eyes! I then went to the place where I worked and quit my job because I knew that was not a place that I could be. The Lord provided work for me and thus began my walk as a true believer. The road ahead I knew was going to be rough, to change from a life that I was so deeply involved in, to turn from friends that only wanted to drag me back to that lifestyle, but I knew one thing, that through Christ I could overcome these hardships. Not only did he allow me to overcome them but he gave me the opportunity to go back to them and share what Christ had done in my life. The process of sanctification has been a great teacher as well, giving me many trials many of which I wish there could have been another way to learn, however the road has been covered with grace and continues to be. He continually gives me a desire to search and know him more as he continues to work. That is the entirety of the story that the Lord has given me to share, sometimes not a pretty one, but it’s the one that the Lord has gifted me with.