Saturday, February 18, 2012

Alpha Asher!

Now it's time for the encouraging news I said I would share yesterday:

I am so excited to announce that I was chosen to be a counselor for Impact 2012!

For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a Christian fish camp for new students at Texas A&M University.  I really, really, really, really, reallllllly hoped my application would be accepted, but hundreds and hundreds of girls apply for counselor and not many make it. 

So I prayed and I tried my best to trust in God that if I didn't make it into Impact this year, that He would show me my place in a ministry at my university.

But oh man, I wanted to make counselor so badly.

It was very much a God-thing.  The Impact staff pray so hard over the applications.  I know it's not anything I wrote or said in my interview.  God chose who He wanted to be a part of Impact this year... and I'm so excited to be a counselor this year.

When I opened the letter that said I made Impact counselor...

I almost had a heart attack.

My hands were shaking and I thought I might faint.  I had spent the last two weeks telling myself, "I probably won't get it.  I probably won't make it.  I'm only a freshman... I'm small and quiet (somewhat).  I don't have a chance... but oh, I want to make it so much!" 

After I found out I made Impact counselor, I went to Rev Night and found out that I'm in the camp called Alpha Asher (our camps are named after the tribes of Israel)!  Asher is light blue/aqua, which is a color I love, if you haven't noticed the background of my blog.

I'm so, so, so excited.  I've gotten the chance to spend some time with my fellow counselors, Co-Chairs, and Prayer Teamers... and I've loved being able to see their hearts for the Lord.  I can't wait to get to know them even better.

Best of all, I can't wait to be able to share the Gospel with and befriend the freshmen in my camp next fall.  I struggled with so much homesickness and confusion when I first started college (like six months ago).  I was just there in my life and the Lord and good friends brought me through those trials.  I am so eager to help the class of 2016 through those struggles as well, because it's possible.

So yes, that's why I have been so busy this last week.  Impact is a huge commitment, but it's totally worth it.  I can't wait to see what God has in store for us this year.

Ahhhh, I'm so excited!  Go Alpha Asher!


  1. Yay! I'm so happy for you! I really hope it's totally amazing. And it's going to be beautiful, sharing with others what God has taught you. :)

  2. Congratulations on your acceptance into the counseling program. I pray for fruitfulness and the Lord order your step in his word and by his holy spirit. Keep up the good work. -Mark