Här är ett vittnesbörd från en tjej som för några år sedan åkte på Mission Adventures i Ensenada i Mexiko. Första stycket skrev hon direkt efter resan, resten nyligen.
Det är fantastiskt att se och höra vad Gud kan göra, och hur en resa kan förvandla ett liv!
“I learned that God might not heal you right away when you ask, but slowly and gradually he has his own plan. He might not answer you right away when you pray, but he will answer in opportunities where you never expected it. Sometimes, I will just have to trust him. I’ve found what I’ve been searching for this entire year- my purpose in life: to love and follow God. I know that there will be times in my life where I will have to go thru much worse things than what I’ve gone thru this past year, but now I know where to turn to.”
I shudder to think of what my life would have been like without having learned this: overwhelmed, misunderstood, stressed, alone. Instead, my high school experience has been balanced and tempered by being assured in my forgiveness and salvation by Jesus, of God’s love in my worth, and by God’s purpose and provision for me.
Looking back, now as a senior in high school, God has continued his plan and purpose in me. Going to Ensenada opened my heart up to God’s healing grace. It opened me up to being mentored by a youth counselor, where I was encouraged and supported in a relationship with God when I might have given up on it otherwise. It opened me up to taking risks and beginning ballet classes, where God has spoken to me about my beauty and helped erase insecurities. After having the courage to reach out and receive these two gifts, God has called me to share my passions with middle school girls by beginning a body worship team at my church. I hope to show them I care about them as my mentor did to me; I hope to show them that they are beautiful and worthy as ballet did to me; I hope to show them God’s wonder and power as Ensenada did to me.
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