My testimony is how I came to know Jesus personally and have a one-on-one relationship with Him. Before coming to Campion, I had never been in an environment where we daily talked about Jesus. Back home, I was used to going to church every Sunday, but I honestly felt like I was going to church because I had to and because my whole family went. Church was the only time I was required to pray by myself, and I didn’t enjoy it. The only thing I enjoyed when I went to church was seeing my friends there; other than that, it was just like any other day. Even though we sometimes prayed as a family during the week, I wasn’t able to make an effort to pray by myself. Once in a while, I would try to pray, but I felt like I was always discouraged.
When I heard about Campion and that it was a Christian school, I wasn’t as excited as I should have been to come here. My parents and I decided that I was going to come here with my brother. Coming here to Campion, I felt like there was something different about this school, and I felt myself called to be more involved in school. Soon, I found myself enjoying what Campion had to offer and the opportunities that we have to praise and worship Jesus, and that’s what I like most about Campion.
With the Bible classes and the worships we have everyday here, I felt like I needed to know more about Jesus and have a relationship with Him. Every day I was making an effort to pray and know Him more, and with that, I decided to make a decision to get baptized last school year during the Spark evangelistic series. I am glad to have friends in the dorm whose stories and testimonies encourage me to know more about Jesus. I am thankful that I came to Campion because I wouldn’t have known Him better like I do now if I hadn’t.
Our mission from God is to make disciples. We are called by Him to share our testimony to people who need to hear it. Throughout the year, students around the campus will share how God has worked miracles in their lives, in hopes of sharing His love to inspire others. We want to remind and show people how real and good God truly is. As you read these, please think of what God has done for you lately. What is at the heart of your story?
The first story comes from someone who would like to remain anonymous:
“For me, coming to Campion was hard. My whole life, I was always transferring schools, and I should have been used to it, but this time was different. Growing up, I didn’t have much of a choice of whether or not I had to change schools. I wasn’t very close to my family, let alone my brother. Aside from small talk and dinner conversation, I hadn’t talked to my brother for about six years straight. Besides the fact that my family was financially unstable, my family wanted me to come to Campion to experience a better life. Because I had moved so much, I was tired of meeting new people. I was never able to grow close to them, and they would often times forget about me. So I thought if I went to Campion I would have to experience it once again. But one friend changed it for me. My good ol’ roommate. My companion. My grapefruit (this is a hint so you should know who you are once you read this). She is the reason I can finally smile and forget the bad days I had. She helped me shape who I am today. God put her in my life to help me be able to start over with my family. I didn’t think I could be so close with someone, but I see God in her. With her help, I was able to finally talk to my brother, and we are closer than we have ever been. I am extremely grateful that God put the realest people in my life that I can lean on despite everything.”
Edited by Adrianna Campbell, Senior, Student Editor