My name is Annalisa Victoria Sawtell and behind those twenty-three letters are twenty-five years of story: 

Depending on which area of my life we began with, I would tell you that I grew up somewhere between New York, Florida, and Minnesota. My childhood years consisted of many events that I don't remember, mostly because for as long as I can recall, my world has been categorized by internal circumstances more than the external struggles and triumphs. 

My story falls in the middle of a much larger tale, one that began far before me and will continue long after me: it's the story of the world and it's redemption. It's the news of who Jesus is and what he means to me.