Well my last few days of camp were beautifully chaotic so I didn’t have time to do the rest of my challenges. I’m picking back up today with day 17. I was, however, given lots of opportunities to have really meaningful conversations. It was wonderful.

God really moved this past week of camp. I fell in love with my life group girls and cannot wait to begin life groups this fall! Our missionary at the camp really took the time to pour into me as she offered one afternoon to go on a walk and talk with me. And I was able to share numerous parts of my story with different students.

I was able to baptize one of my girls who is using her musical talents for Christ in the 7th grade! She also kept asking me questions about this 30 day challenge and my prayer calendar. After getting home she texted me and asked me to be her prayer partner. She said that she had went to the website I gave her and really wanted to do the challenge so that she would be better at sharing her faith as she goes back to school this year. Join me in praying for this young life group girl of mine who had inspired me with her urgency to share the gospel.

I also got to witness two of my girls being baptized at church this morning and two others are being baptized two weeks from now. It’s just been so exciting to see God move in the hearts of these Jr. Highers over the past week. I pray that I can continue to disciple them as their life group leader throughout the coming year and encourage them to be disciples who make disciples.

Watching this video today has really encouraged me to be bold in sharing my faith. The quote that was along the lines of, “How much do you have to hate someone to not tell them about Jesus?” really struck me with its simple honesty. If I believe that Jesus is the savior of this world then I need to be letting people know. Social awkwardness can be put on the side because eternity is what’s on the line. I’m praying that God will send me someone to share the ideas from this video with in the next 72 hours.
Also, This is just a reminder to stay up to date with your prayer calendar. I’ve set an alarm in my phone that reminds me to look at my prayer calendar every morning. Today I loved getting to pray for my best friend. The prayer calendar has continued to be one of my favorite parts of this challenge and I will continue to use this prayer method long after the challenge is over.

Hannah Sheppeck

Author Hannah Sheppeck

Hey I'm Hannah! I'm an 18 year old getting ready to begin my freshman year of College as an Electronic Arts - Video Studies major. I love painting and being creative, playing Just Dance with my two little sisters, and eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream while having heart to hearts with my friends. I'm passionate about advancing the Gospel and sharing the love of Christ. I believe we all have a part to play in the Great Commission now matter how young, old, or inadequate we all might be and I'm excited to begin this disciple making journey!

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  • Nicole says:

    I love everything about this post!! It’s awesome that one of the girls from camp is going to be doing the challenge! And hearing about them being baptized is amazing! Keep up the good work, Hannah! God is using you for big things!!

  • Doug Lucas says:

    Hannah, you are capturing the true essence of multiplying yourself as a disciple. When reading your post and learning of these baptisms, I found myself thinking — you know, this really isn’t rocket science. It’s just loving people enough to share the Good News with them. And you’re living it out!

    • Hannah Sheppeck says:

      Thanks Doug! I’ve really been surprised by how simple it is to share the good news with people. This challenge has really shown me that it isn’t rocket science at all to be a disciple but that its just taking small steps of obedience a little at a time. I’m so thankful I’ve done the challenge!!!

  • Doug Lucas says:

    Amen! Now the tough part will be — figuring out how to multiply this. For example, in your church… and among your youth group. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could keep this multiplying so it became like a WAVE of people … wave upon wave… and with each wave, the movement would grow stronger, because there would be more of our friends holding us accountable… and the witness would be more and more powerful because of the inertia of everyone fighting the battle together. Imagine if all the leaders in your church got involved too! : )

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