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Inspiring Student Testimonial and NEW Camp Video

Inspiring Student Testimonial and NEW Camp Video

 

The following is a testimonial from a student who attended our Weekend of Champions Middle School Camp:

This year, I was strongly encouraged to go to Weekend Of Champions. The theme was RISE. People were raving about it so I decided to go because I felt I was missing something from my daily walk with God. I desperately wanted God to give me something out of this weekend. I had wanted and prayed for this, but Saturday night God gave me something that I never could have imagined. Brandon Freeman, the speaker, read my mind and said, “I know every one of you came to get something out of this weekend, even if you don’t know what it is. And I, by the grace of God, am going to stop at nothing for you to get what God sent you here for.” He told us that we had to break down every barrier, every wall, to get to the throne room of God. He asked us to just lift our hands and just speak out loud to God, and that he would respond. 

As it says in Matthew 7:7-8, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” I was urged that night to stop at nothing to get to the throne room of God. As I was lifting my hands, it hit me. Tears began to stream down my face, and at that moment, God gave me what I had been seeking.  Until that point, I thought that I was supposed to rise; That God was going to build me up. But at that moment I realized I was wrong. I wasn’t going to be built up, I was going to be torn down and made into God’s servant. I wasn’t going to rise, but God was going to rise through me. I was no longer a pitiful little shack, but I was a castle for the Almighty.  

I think what God gave me at Weekend of Champions can be summed up in a C.S Lewis quote. He said, “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage, but he is building a palace.” It was revealed to me that God did not intend for me to be made into just a better person, but to be made into a castle for God and Christ Jesus to reside in. I wasn’t a cottage anymore, but I was the greatest of all things: God’s palace.  

Enough cannot be said about the desire for Christ that I got at Weekend of Champions. I hope my words encourage you to go to Weekend of Champions and become God’s castle. 

Cade Pearson - Paradise JH FCA