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Turning Back

by Maike Holleck, Texas A&M Kingsville

March 26, 2019

This story is one that many college students in Texas can relate to. Rebekah grew up in a Christian home until her whole family had a bad experience with church and turned away from God. In college, Rebekah met one of our BSM student leaders who invited her to our bible study every week for two years. This semester, we started meeting up and she told me she was not interested in changing her life and that she did not understand the gospel. I invited her to my house that night, and after explaining the gospel through the bridge illustration, she could only mutter, "Wow, that changes everything." She gave her life to Christ that night, and her life has changed drastically since. It is still hard for her to have confidence in her faith at home, but through the power of Christ and His gospel, she knows that He can change even her parent’s hearts.

  • Pray that through Rebekah's testimony, her parents would realize God's love and accept a relationship with Him.
  • Pray for the many students like Rebekah who grew up in a Christian home but for many reasons have fallen away and no longer understand why the gospel matters in their life.
  • Pray for student leaders and BSM staff to continually pursue no matter how many days, months or years it takes for their friends to say yes to hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pausing and Praying with you,