November 02 2011

Rachel’s Story

At the fall retreat this year, we focused a lot on forming a relationship with God, having him reveal our purpose, and building a strong community to grow with. During some of the quiet time over the weekend I was asking God to show me my purpose and why I’m here. I flipped my bible to Romans 12:13 which says to “Share with God’s people who are in need.” This verse really struck me and showed me what God has called me to do, to share our Savior with those who don’t know him. I’ve never been good at talking about my faith, not even with some of my close friends or family. After coming to Virginia Tech, God has blessed me with a community of believers that I’ve been able to open up to, which has helped me to open up to those that I never could never talk about my faith with before. Our community has bonded over our relationships with Jesus and we’ve formed tight bonds that I’ve never experienced elsewhere. We’re able to encourage each other and climb with each other up the mountain that is our relationship with Christ. Hebrews 10:24-25 talks about “how we may spur one another toward love and good deeds… let us encourage one another.” If we can encourage each other as a community, we can do so much more together than we’re capable of alone. Before coming to VT in the fall I was praying for a close group of believers, at the retreat I realized that he has answered my prayers and given me so much more than just a group of friends. God has a master plan for all of us and I was able to see how a portion of it is working out. I feel that if I’m able to do what God has called me to do, and share his love, the possibilities of his plan are boundless and he will continue to do incredible work through the Chi Alpha and Virginia Tech community.

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