Ebe was great. My initial memories are about how welcoming everyone was. I didn't start at Ebe until I was in my second year but having heard a lot about it from friends who lived more locally, I soon realised why they raved about it.
I think as a student who was for the first time trying to stand on my own 2 feet and find out what my faith meant for myself, it was so important to find somewhere I not only felt at home, but felt accepted and had the space to explore biblical matters for myself. It was great that while living away from home I was able to feel part of a church family.
Finding Ebe when I did gave me such a secure base. My confidence grew vastly and I became comfortable in who I was and how God had made me. I learnt to have my own faith based on choice and not the expectations of my family, youth worker or anyone else.
Life is now somewhat different! I am married and a dad to three adorable but very cheeky children. I work within safeguarding children and desperately try to hold onto God during the general chaos that I refer to as my life!