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!
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!