LEAD/Grow Testimony

I consider LEAD/Grow to be the most significant commitment I’ve made in college. In high school, I really lacked a strong Christian community. I considered myself a follower of Christ, but my life did not truly reflect it. When I came to college, I started to gain friends that had a faith far beyond anything I’d known in high school, and we started going to Wesley. Thankfully, the Lord knew what He was doing, and in His perfect timing, He led me to the Jamaica mission trip.

This was where I encountered the Lord I know today for the first time, and this is where my relationship with Him began. From there, I was paired with my discipler, and I don’t really think words can express how much I value her. She is an overflowing source of kindness, wisdom and stability. Grow gave me the space to ask questions without judgement, to explore the Father and His Word, and to build a strong support system of godly women. They serve as an incomparable source of encouragement, and are the examples that introduced me to Prayer and Encounter.
 
What I love the most about the Wesley staff is that they care about their students so well, and they really want to invest in you!- both Prayer and Encounter are uniquely powerful, and they gave me the confidence to become a discipler myself; this is a position I never imagined I could hold just a couple of years prior. You don’t have to know everything, and you don’t have to have a perfect answer to every question or problem- you just have to love each other, and have a desire to know Him more. I am beyond thankful for Wesley, and for the relationships I’ve been able to build through LEAD/Grow- they have changed my life for the better.

Emily Summers | Author
Encounter + Discipleship Student

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