Campus Ambassadors @ UAlbany

Jessica’s Story

During my summer before college I went to my first “party”. I had come to know Christ as my Savior when I was eight years old, but I had entered a temporary period of straying from my faith. When I got to college my friends and I would go dancing or to parties on the weekends. It was a lot of fun, but not necessarily what I wanted to be doing all the time. It was hard to stop, because my friends would always want me to go out with them.

I tried to fill my time with other things so I would have a good, legitimate reason why I could not go out. I started going to other school events; and I joined CA and Impact. I made many new friends with people who had other interests besides drinking. I began to hang out with them more often, so that I would not be tempted to go out. Just like my step-dad said, “If you want to succeed in life, surround yourself with successful people”. Proverbs 13:20 instructs us that “he who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm”.

I wanted to have a stronger relationship with God, and to be better example for others and better representative for Christ. With that in mind, I have been surrounding myself with spiritually strong people with similar values to mine. It was not easy at first, but eventually my friends started respecting my decisions,and stopped asking me to go to any parties. I also invited them to the events so that they could have clean wholesome fun, as well. I focused on my studies more and started getting better grades.

Being involved with CA has helped me become more confident in my faith and relationship with Christ, and I’m now involved in leadership training. I look forward to greater participation with this awesome group of friends who help me learn more about God every day.

If you are still caught up in the party life, it is never too late to change. Christ gave me the ability to better my life and fill it with overflowing joy. Christ offers comfort during the hard times and is always there to listen to your hardships.  He will lead you out of them if you listen and follow Him. If you have questions about God, Jesus, faith or just want to talk about life, you can contact CA anytime. We will be glad to speak with you.

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Posted in Leader Stories and Testimonies, by Steve Bugler, 7 years, 12 months ago at 11:29 am.

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