Team Member Profile – Meet Vanessa Cepeda!

Hi I’m Vanessa!

About me…I am the youngest of 3.  I love Jesus, my family, kayaking, talking with friends, and Lakeland!

I first visited Lakeland when I moved here in 2015 from East Troy.  I live on Delavan Lake now and had gone sporadically until last Spring when God changed my life after I joined Celebrate Recovery. Now I attend regularly and am part of the Host Team as well as CR leadership.

I am following Jesus probably the closest I ever have in my life thanks to Celebrate Recovery and the deep friendships I have made there. I am in an awesome small group-whom I’ve known now for 2 years.  Life is so much better now. I never want to change that. I belong!

A life verse of mine is an easy one to decide on! “ For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you & not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future “ Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

I have never been on a missions trip before-but God called me into missions over 5 years ago.   I have always wanted to use my Spanish and nursing skills for missions…and maybe even use my crochet skills too!

So, this trip is a part of my God given destiny! Following God’s plan is amazing! I can’t wait to help and fellowship with all those I meet as well as care for the little ones. I also look forward to becoming closer to all my church mates I am going with. Traveling far away is thrilling as well!!!

Vanessa Cepeda, RN, BSN