Currently, I am sitting in my bed after a night of praying over our Greek community here at Georgia Southern. I am inspired, taken back, and in awe over everything God is doing on this campus.
In the past three years that I have been here, I have experienced more of God’s love than I would have ever imagined. No one expects to come to Georgia Southern, the “party school”, to find Jesus. I definitely didn’t.
I remember the day I got baptized my freshman year of college as my pastor was telling my story, “I tried to get Carli in church all four years of high school and she refused. But then she ends up going to Georgia Southern and finds Jesus?! Thats evidence that God is chasing us everywhere we go.”
Nothing truer has ever been said.
When I was baptized, I expected to grow closer to Jesus. I mean isn’t that in the package deal?
What I didn’t expect was to be a part of a community that comes together every chance they get to simply just pray for people. I mean literally, hundreds of us walked around campus one time and prayed over different buildings and classrooms. We ended up leaving people in tears that night due to the God-ordained confrontations that we had.
Yeah I expected to get plugged in to a great small group and an awesome church, but what I didn’t expect was to pile into a corner of greek row alongside hundreds of other students to worship Jesus and pray over each house.
I have never been your typical sorority girl. And honestly, I’m still not. I cannot get into the Lily Pulitzer notebooks and White Mocha Frapps (or whatever everyone orders at Starbucks). But joining ADPi has shown me that I don’t have to be. Being a part of a community like Georgia Southern’s has proven time and time again that at the end of the day we all have one thing in common. We all need Jesus. We need to know that we are forgiven, we are loved, and we are given a second chance.
Here at Georgia Southern we are family. Family that needs Jesus more than ever before.
I have never been more proud to be a part of a campus like this. Who cares what the stereotypes are about Georgia Southern. This place has changed my life and others around me, and Revival is taking place here and there is nothing anyone can do to stop it.
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