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If you could fall asleep right now (6 pm) and not wake up until morning, raise your hand. Just so you know, my hand is up. This has been one of the most fun, exhausting, mentally draining, spiritually filling weekends I have had in a long time. I had the blessing of being a Disciple Now leader for the 10th grade girls at my home church in Austin. The theme of the weekend was "saturate," speaking of evangelism and its supreme importance. We talked about transforming our own lives to become more and more like Jesus, witnessing with our "walk" as well as our "talk," and what evangelism truly means in today's society. Evangelism is not about bringing glory to humans; it's about showing off how great God is. It's not about "selling" a product; it's about encouraging, caring for, and discipling others. It's not about our tiny, human capabilities; it's about God's power and grace. I know when I was going through the lessons, they reminded me of the importance of evangelism. I think many people brush over evangelism in today's Christian circle, thinking that others are more capable of witnessing than themselves. However, we learned this weekend that God wants to use you, just as you are! I am praying that God embeds lessons from this weekend into these girls' lives that will forever change them, as well as remind me of important truths I have forgotten.

But, of course, we weren't just serious all weekend! We played many game, like Apples to Apples, Catchphrase, and picture charades. We talked a lot (as girls often do). AND we read hilarious Christian pick up lines. You know, you'd be perfect without all the sin.

Needless to say, this weekend was incredible. I am so thankful that I got to get to know the 10th grade girls better. They are growing into strong, faithful women of God! I can't wait to see what He does in their lives.

Well, I need to go study now so I don't crash before I get anything accomplished!


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