This special night of the last evening of Campion Academy's student week of prayer started off powerfully. Six students decided to give their life to Jesus by being either baptized for the first time or recommitting their life by getting re-baptized. Junior Cassie Carr then spoke a powerful message about heaven--a topic she's passionate about. She answered many questions such as "What will we look like in heaven?" and "Is there room for us all?" She told us about how she had been on a few mission trips and would always present this subject. Cassie told us, "Telling people about heaven is my favorite thing to do. I can't wait to see the people I told about heaven actually be there." This was a great topic to end the week of meetings.
Wildfire 2016 was a huge success. We had 15 students over the course of the week either be baptized or plan on being baptized in the very near future. Senior Ruth Garcia commented, "It was such a blessing seeing my very own classmates give their lives to Christ. Wildfire has definitely opened my eyes to seeing Jesus in a way that I never thought I would." I would completely agree with this. As a four-year senior, I have enjoyed this week of prayer the most out of all my years. It was incredible to see how just high school kids could make such a difference and be so passionate about their faith and what they believe in. Another aspect that made this week of prayer special was it wasn't only for students. It was open to the church and community. It was really cool to see how the crowd grew through the week to where on Friday night we needed to set up chairs outside the entrance of the tent just so everybody could have a seat.
Pastor Nestor Soriano pointed out another way that we could see God working--the weather. Earlier in the week it would rain in the afternoon but clear up by evening. The rain never interrupted our outdoor tent meetings. It just showed us how God is in control and takes care of us if we are doing His will.
Kyle Rushold is a senior at Campion Academy. Photos: Bryant Oei