I cast all my cares upon you. (1 Peter 5:7)
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
Miss Murray - First Grade
My family consists of five people. I have a mother and father as well as two brothers. I am the oldest of the siblings and honestly enjoy it. I grew up as a Pastors Kid also known as a PK. Growing up I participated in many outreach programs and ministries with my family. We are all supportive of one another and really take a part in each other’s lives. My family is musical and enjoy the arts. We are all servants and enjoy ministering within our church. My family brings different gifts and talents to the table. Every year we unite as a family and minister together at different outreach programs such as Youth for Christ conferences including Excel and Break-Out. We love spending time together and I am very blessed.
My mother was the first person who inspired me to become a teacher. She was my preschool teacher and has always encouraged me to use my gifts and talents to praise the Lord. Both of my parents are compassionate and live to honor the Lord. I have found them to be humble and their love has instilled joy within my life. My brothers are my encouragers. All three of us work with children or teens in one way or another. My brothers and I have overcome many challenges in our life, but with the support of one another we have built endurance to strive for excellence and achieve our goals and live out our dreams. I look up to my brothers even though they are younger. They have taught me about many of the Lord’s Blessings just through their life testimonies and their daily actions. My family is united and we have become a strong foundation. We are known as the Murray’s not John, Debbie, Sean, Justin, or Alicia, just the Murrays.
Over the years I have attended several churches. I had the opportunity to travel to different churches as my father ministered and preached. I attended several youth groups of all different denominations as a teenager. I currently attend New Covenant Community Church in Johnstown NY. I have grown up in the church and have enjoyed my different experiences through outreach, leadership, and fellowship. In the past I was a youth leader, a Sunday school director and currently I am a member of my church’s worship team and look forward to singing praises to our Lord daily.
I love to sing, dance, roller skate, bowl, go to movies, attend open mic nights, scrapbook, draw, write, read, make arts and crafts, collect candles, perform, and help with outreach.
Schenectady City School District – Elementary School
Oneida Middle School
Schenectady High School
Hudson Valley Community College – Associate in Early Childhood
Russell Sage College – Dual major in Elementary Education and English – Bachelors