Julie Caraballo – Ancestor of Ashley Sasser
I met Julie Caraballo (then Sasser) the summer before my 9th grade year. We got really close at church camp and continued our relationship from then on. She was my “friend” that I could talk to about God. You know, the one you didn’t feel awkward around when bringing Him up.
She was a year ahead of me in school so the year she graduated and went to school was hard because I lost that Godly support that had pulled me through so much. Not having her physically there was just not the same. But, the following year after I graduated, we became roommates in Athens, GA.
I was at a place in my life where I wanted more of God than ever before but still teetered on the line of total surrender to Him and giving up control of my life. We did bible studies together and would stay up for hours talking about what God was doing in our lives. She was the friend that “spurred me on in love and good deeds”. (Heb. 10:24).
Things might have turned out a lot different for me had she not been the friend that she was, at a very impressionable time in my life. She was excited and passionate about God, she desired to please Him and she made me want to also. That is why she is my Ancestor in Christ. She still to this day is my best bud in life and in the Lord, and my sister-in law!