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My Life Group Leader and her husband challenged me to begin this 30 Day Challenge and even though it has just begun I already see God moving in His mysterious and magnificent ways.

Discipleship has been on my heart for the past 6 months now. My interest was sparked after listening to an older friend speak about  the importance of discipleship. She challenged me with the questions “Is someone spiritually pouring into you?” and in return “Are you spiritually pouring into someone else?” After listening to her I felt challenged to take some form of action but I wasn’t sure what. I now feel that God has been preparing me to begin this Disciple making journey and I’m so excited to begin. Partnering with me in prayer through this journey is my friend Annie.

Annie and I went to high school together but our friendship has really just began to bloom following our graduation (May 22, 2016). Since graduating a few weeks ago we’ve met twice to “Get breakfast and Jesus Talk” as we like to call it. Through our meetings we’ve unearthed a friendship that has been divinely orchestrated. We both feel that God has brought us together during this time to disciple and pray for one another. We met this morning, actually, and as I asked what God had been teaching her over the past few weeks she told me about this Bible study she was going through called the Anatomy of a Disciple and how God has been showing her what it looks like to truly be a Disciple. To which I responded.. “Dude, I’m starting this 30-Day Discipleship Challenge Today!!! Will you be my prayer partner through it!?” Wow, God’s so cool and ironic, sometimes.  Annie cheerfully agreed and is super interested in doing the challenge herself and I’m just so thankful for this new and growing friendship that God has placed in my life. Annie and I have decided to make our “Breakfast and Jesus Talks” a weekly occurrence so that we can continue to disciple one another throughout the summer.

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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  • Doug Lucas says:

    Dude. Thanks for being willing to share your experiences with us, Hannah! : )