I’m blogging on behalf of yesterday… I just ran out of time to write about it while it was still yesterday.

My morning started with me texting my friend Morgan who was on my prayer calendar for today.  I’ve been talking with and praying for Morgan a lot lately, but I texted her to see if there was anything new that she needed prayer for. She replied with, “Wow you’re timing is perfect. There actually is and it just popped up…I’m pretty amazed because I was just talking to my Mom about it then you texted me.” I’ve continually been in awe of how God has been working through the prayer calendar in this challenge. I know it can be one of those things that’s easy to forget, but set a reminder in your phone because I’ve just seen God move through it so much and I’d hate for anyone to miss it!

After texting Morgan, I was sitting reading my challenge for the day when my mom walked out and struck up a conversation about the challenge. I have really been encouraging her to do it because my mom is already a disciplemaker and I think the challenge would really just give her new inspiration that she would LOVE. But, she has been going back and forth wondering if she really has time to do it and if she does do it when she should start and when she starts who is God leading to be her prayer partner? I really think that Satan has been trying to distract her with the logistics because we are always at battle, but through our conversation we were able to overcome these doubts and answer her questions. I talked about how the challenges really are doable, the thing that takes me the longest is blogging about them and she isn’t going to blog. Also I love that you can pour as much or as little time into the challenges as you want so if you have more time one day you can use it but if you’re in a crunch then you can still be intentional and do the challenges in a shorter amount of time. Also, after talking with my mom I was able to help her sort through and think about the woman that she will ask to be her prayer partner. I’m excited that my mom has now decided to start the challenge on Monday once we are back from vacation! 😀 I can’t wait to see her grow her disciple making skills and watch God move through her doing the challenge!

Also today’s challenge was to move from one conversation point to the next with someone. We’ve been on vacation with my grandpa and step grandma all week. My conversation with my step grandma has been pretty casual, but this afternoon as everyone else was out at the pool I offered to make her a cup of tea and we began talking about a relative of ours who is getting ready to begin going through chemo therapy. It honestly happened without me even realizing it but then we began talking about her parents who both passed away due to cancer and some of her other close relatives that are going through Chemo now too. We definitely moved into the meaningful conversation category today and it was a sweet time with her.
For my SOAP time today, I looked up Romans Road and began reading through it to work on improving how I tell God’s Story.

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 this post Hannah! I’m so glad that you were able to get your mom on board the challenge! I will check in with her too and see how it’s going! I also love that you were able to have that sweet time with your step grandma! I think those conversations are harder to come by because a lot of time we don’t take the time to just sit and talk anymore because we’re so busy or so consumed by technology! I’ve loved reading your perspectives through this challenge!

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