I finally trusted that the Lord purposely gives all things for his glory and that I am a vessel in which his Holy Spirit dwells. I trust I have a great purpose on this earth, and despite my vulnerability and hardship, I can enjoy him here and now. There is good in the midst of suffering.
She wondered if she would be able to effectively communicate the Gospel to kids, let alone if they would think she did it in a fun and interesting way. Yet, in spite of her doubts, she knew there was a need and she stepped up to do the best she could to meet it.
“I felt pure joy. I felt like I was finally free from all this pain that I was constantly shrouded by, and finally ready to push it off of myself and onto someone who wants to care for me.”
“I always knew that God existed but I never knew his name, I never knew anything specific about him. I had an idea of what I thought he was like, but it was one that I had kind of created.”
THE DUPREE'S STORY
“The thing I’ve noticed is that when you go through the hard times, you either get stronger or you push God away––and what you need to do is just turn to the Lord and get stronger.”
“I had tried so hard to change on my own for months. But the moment God took over, there was a drastic difference in the way I saw what I had been chasing after, and all the things I had struggled to really give over to God were finally his. He had changed me and changed my desires.”
SPRING BREAK 2017
“It brings it down from a ten-thousand foot level to your level––this is a real person, these are real things people are going through, and the Lord just gave us opportunities to love them individually.”
THE DOE'S STORY
“The weight of it really sank into me, right in the metro, just jam-packed with people thinking, ‘Man, I’m probably the only Christian here right now.’”
“It’s just so crazy cause at the time I had no idea what God was doing in my heart. It was slowly being softened.”
“I was obviously really convicted and I think that was the first time I really appreciated the intensity of what Jesus did and his pursuit of me in that."
“It’s probably the biggest way that God has made Himself known to me because of how quickly I reach an end to myself"
“Because I am in a GC where I feel safe, I can share my heart and let my friends know what’s going on.”
"I know there’s still going to be lots of challenges, but I get why he allows suffering for sure. It’s one of the best times of growth we’ve had because we couldn’t trust in ourselves, or rely on us having control of everything because it was just blatantly obvious that we had no control of any of it."