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by Gracie Adamek
When I was in Kindergarden, I became friends with the girl who would stay my best friend for the next 12 years and counting. We have never fought, and we love each other to death. Our only real difference was that Peggy wasn’t a Christian, and I was raised in a Christian home.
This never really seemed to matter to either of us until about freshman year. I started to really make faith my own and loved to learn about God and what my faith really meant. One thing I’ve always known is without Christ we’re eternally separated from God. As I got older, I began to realize that Peggy didn’t have Christ. She didn’t have the peace and love that I knew. That meant that, as of then, Peggy wasn’t in relationship with God … and that Peggy wouldn’t see Heaven when she died.
I can’t even describe how upset this made me. I could not imagine going to Heaven with out my best friend! This especially upset me during the summer after my freshman year. I grew up a little faster than a lot of my friends in high school when one of my other best friends died in a car accident. I realized how precious life was, and I didn’t want Peggy to die without knowing the Lord.
I became more intentional with her and was dedicated to helping her form a relationship with God. I never gave up, God never gave up and I saw the benefits when she accepted Christ about two months ago! I know I’ve written about all of this before, but this time it’s a little different. I honestly don’t know what to do. God used me to help her form a relationship with Him. I’ve prayed about how to help her become a stronger Christian and other than going to iMPACT, I feel like I’ve got nothing! So for now, I’ll keep praying and educating myself on how to lead her by asking adults and reading the Bible.
Here goes nothing! Prayers would be appreciated!
Gracie Adamek is a junior at Lakes Community High School. She enjoys singing, acting and spending time with friends! Gracie is so grateful for this opportunity and hopes to glorify God 100% through this!