Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Operation Christmas Child

 At church on Sunday we did Operation Christmas Child. It was so much fun and we packed 461 boxes!!! We did amazing! Also we took pictures and donated money for those gifts to be shipped overseas to kids all over the world. It was a great experience that I will never forget.

Overall update: Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie this weekend with friends, saw Thor 2 with my family, and going to an Handel's Messiah concert this weekend. Going to my Cousins for a Thanksgiving dessert, and enjoying my week off of school! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hangout with Olivia

 I love this girl! We take multiple classes and we go to church and youth group together. It's a joy to be around her and I love our friendship! Love you Olivia! We hung out after our speech class today and took a whole bunch of fall pictures with her new camera. The pic above was taken on Friday, we went to our friend Rachel's sweet sixteen b-day party. It was so much fun getting all dressed up!
 Have to take a karate shot!

 She's so pretty

We get to do duo interpretive speeches for our speech class. So excited! I also found out this week that my speech instructor invited me to be in her Speech and debate club. She wants to coach me as well! Competition coming up in December...kinda nervous but at the same time super excited!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Trout Lake Fall Retreat/the night I got saved

This weekend I went to Trout Lake camp with my youth group. It was Amazing! It's one of those experiences that you'll never forget. These girls are amazing and I love them all.
We had ping pong battles and floor hockey battles. It was so much fun! I'm the one in the bright green sweatshirt on the right.
One of my best friends. Such a sweetie!
Yup, I got stuck under the car. A 15 passenger van is a tight squeeze.
Saturday night was a biggie for me. I have been raised in the church growing up and never really made a personal decision in my life on whether I would want to follow Christ or not. I hadn't made good decisions in the past and with medical issues going on at home I chose not to follow Jesus. But over the past few months I was pondering about Christ. My youth pastor was talking about a difference between Anger and Righteous anger. It made me realize that I can't continue my life like that. I was forgiving others, but not myself. My heart melted at the Chapel service at trout lake camp and I felt completely overwhelmed. I just on the spot cried in front of my whole youth group and the leaders and told them that my road has been really rough and I felt like the holy spirit was drawing me towards God. Every single person in that room started to cry, even all the guys. They prayed with me and talked to me and told me how much they loved me. And that night I got saved. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.