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.


Anonymous said...

That's so amazing, Tori! I'm so happy for you! Now we really are sisters! :)

Lizzy said...

That's amazing, Tori! I had a similar experience at summer camp last year. I'll post about it soon. Check in on it latter tonight or tomorrow. I love you sis!:D