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Hi everyone, Gracie Adamek here!

I was asked to write about my recent experience at the ONE retreat that the youth group just went on. Basically what happened was I was sitting in the chapel session, listening to the speaker, Zane Black, talk about going all in for Christ and reaching out to at least one person by the following Wednesday.

Zane asked us to close our eyes and pray about who God wanted us to reach out to.

A few names went through my mind and then all of the sudden, it was like I was literally hit by my friend Peggy’s name. That’s honestly the only way I can explain it. I knew I had to talk to her about God more than I already had.

See, Peggy has been coming to iMPACT since about halfway through last school year but is not a Christian. As I was sitting there, I was overcome with this conviction, stronger than I had ever felt before, that I had to call her that night. I was sobbing and shaking so hard that I had to go to the bathroom and calm down.

Before going to call her, I prayed with a leader, Josh Peterson, one of my best friends, Abbie, and I asked several people to pray for me as well. I felt very covered in prayer, for sure! Abbie and I skipped the game we were supposed to be playing and went into a room away from things so I could collect myself and dial the phone.

I had prayed that God would speak through me, and he totally did! The only thing I really remember saying was, “Hey Peggy, I’m just calling to tell you that … I love you. Because I do.”

And God took it from there! I also remember her saying that she wants to believe so badly, but just can’t yet.

I told her about how I wouldn’t give up on her and I told her about the peace and love she will feel when she accepts Jesus. I know she will! I can feel it. I can see the Holy Spirit working in her even if she can’t!  Abbie, Peggy and I were crying our eyes out the whole time, and Peggy thanked me for calling, and she said she felt very loved.

I made sure she knew that it was all because of God that I called her. So, like I said, I wont give up. I just can’t go to Heaven without her.

2 thoughts on “ICYouth: Fresh from Fall Retreat

  1. Wow Gracie! What a testimony of Christ’s love and obedience to Him. To act right when He “hit” you with Peggy’s name! You are an inspiration to me to pay attention and not to wait on those nudges from God!!! Many blessings to you!

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