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Student Reflections on LifeFocus
I was extremely blessed for my weeklong adventure at Life Focus. It was encouraging to dig deeper into the Christian worldview and contrast it with the major worldviews. The main idea of being "relationally kind and philosophically tough" reminded me once again that having a strong foundation in the word and being gracious while listening to other peoples thought process can better help me to live my life in a manner that brings glory to God. It was also wonderful to be around young adults thirty for the things of God.
Alex Greene, Denver CO
My second year at lifefocus has been as incredible as the first. I have been challenged during the lectures to consider the whole story of the Bible, and to see Christ in all of it. It has been amazing to see again and again God's working out the redemption of His people. Besides that I have had wonderful fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ, from a variety of ages and walks of life. I have been so blessed by all of the people from the pastors to the students to the congregation members who have hosted us for dinner.
Rebekah Spitler, Stillwater, OK
Lifefocus has been so, so amazing. I really don't know where to start! The teaching, the people, the food....I'm just blown away at all the preparation and prayer that has gone into it, and it leaves me feeling so blessed. The enviroment is also really stimulating. I feel so comfortable and free to just talk and ask questions. I've also been so blessed to get to know all these awesome people. The Lord has richly blessed me in my faith and walk with Him this week at Lifefocus, and I will definitely be coming back, Lord willing.
Keely Dennis, Shawnee, KS
Lifefocus has been such an amazing experience! There has been so much uplifting fellowship, between both fellow young adults and my elders. I have had my mind blown by the glory of God, and been brought to my knees in worship this week. I have seen God's faithfulness and grace in ways that I didn't expect and have been greatly encouraged in my personal walk of faith. It has been an awesome week of reflection about God's purpose throughout not only history, but in my life as well.
Abigail Parnell, Stillwater, OK
While LifeFocus was a challenging time, I am thankful that I took this week to refocus on my priorities and what I need to be doing in my walk with Christ. I spent time with God, reflecting on His work in my life. I attempted to sing through the entire Psalter with the other students and heard about the glorious things God is doing for His people. The Church Militant is much bigger than I have seen, but getting to know this piece of it was profound.

This week has reminded me of what’s most important and has made me more excited about eternity. Heaven will be much greater, but LifeFocus was a beautiful taste of what it will be like to worship God with other believers and sing His praises forever. God has worked in many hearts this week, including my own. May He be glorified and His Kingdom advance through the ministry of LifeFocus and by His grace may it influence individuals, families, churches, and even nations for many years to come.
Lydia Goerner, Floyd, NY
This past week at LifeFocus has been one of the most influential times in my life so far. I was finally given the opportunity to attend LifeFocus after years of waiting and praying. The topic of this year’s conference, The Sacrifice of Praise, was far more interesting and intimate than I had expected. Some of the highlights, in my opinion, were singing large amounts of the Psalter, listening to all the lectures, having long conversations, and fellowshipping with fellow believers.

One last thing to mention is the fellowship. I had some of the most eye-opening and blessed interactions with fellow believers that I have had in months. Every evening a different family in the church opened their private family life to us to show us how being a Christian is lived out. Their grace and humility was a positive instruction to me and answered many life questions that I’ve had for a long time.

LifeFocus has changed a part of my life and I praying that God will use it to further His Kingdom. If you are ever given opportunity to go, seize it! LifeFocus is more than a trip during spring break; it is a life changing week filled with grace, wisdom, and faith.
Sterling Fulk, Indianapolis, IN
LifeFocus this year was just as fantastic as last year. I learned a lot about why I believe what I believe. Whenever I go to LifeFocus I feel more excited for God. I really enjoyed the fellowship with other young believers who are passionate for Christ, and some of the deep discussions we had. The various speakers were brilliant and it was a privilege to listen to their wisdom. I would encourage any other high school, college student, or young person to come to LifeFocus. I know it will be just as beneficial to your life as it was to mine!
Noah Camara, Indianapolis, IN
One of the most convicting things about the LifeFocus week was the call to make my faith my own. Not the faith of my parents, or of my friends, or even of the Covenanters. And we weren’t left there, either. We were taken straight to the Bible and shown what it is exactly that we are professing to believe and why. We were challenged to go beyond that, to not simply read, study, and absorb, but to also live and proclaim it.
Rebekah Spitler, Stillwater, OK
My experience at LifeFocus 2014 was unforgettable. I am so thankful that this conference was planned because it has had an enormous impact in my life. LifeFocus’ goal is to teach and train covenant children to walk in God’s ways, and it accomplished that in me this week. It was a blessing to be taught by wise older men and to do so with other Christian brothers and sisters I had not met before.

The Christian fellowship was amazing, and I was pleased to have met so many wonderful fellow believers in such a short time. The encouragement and hospitality shown by the members of the congregation was such a blessing and gave true example of fruitful, covenant families. Their willingness to cook and open their homes to the students was something I hope to be like in the future. This week held many opportunities and I feel refreshed, rested, and restored because of what God has done for me through this conference.
Ben Goerner, Floyd, NY
God blew my mind. And I mean: BLEW MY MIND! I got to sit down with Brad again to continue our conversation from before, and while again, I can’t go into detail, I can firmly say that I am assured that was one of the most important, if not the most important meeting of my entire life to date, and quite possibly the rest of it as well. I could never have seen nor predicted that anything remotely close to what God has done for me would have been done. Never! But here I am. Overwhelmed and humbled by the sovereignty, majesty, compassion, and love of my God. The one and only God. My father, Savior, and Comforter. My help in times of need, and lover of my soul. This experience has brought to bear the full weight of Romans 8:28, “28 Also we know that all things work together for the best unto them that love God, even to them that are called of his purpose.” Now, I usually hear this passage in times of suffering or trials, but it is all the more true in times of spiritual pursuits! If I hadn’t made the commitment to follow through on coming to lifeFOCUS inspite of my physical shortcomings, these mind blowing experiences would never have happened. And looking back now, I can’t imagine not having gone through them. They’ve been of critical importance to me in how I want to serve in God’s kingdom, and who I want to do it with.

I lift my eternal thanks up to God for this experience, and also thank all involved with lifeFOCUS for allowing God to work through them and speak into my life. I’ll never forget this week. It’s been quite possibly the most important of my life.

I encourage you, make the commitment. Whether it be to lifeFOCUS (which I endorse with my whole being, mind, body and soul) or another church event that can further you in your faith, JUST DO IT! When you commit yourself to Christ’s service, and being all you can be, and learning all you can learn in him, He will bless that.
Daniel Bloedow, Russell, Ontario, Canada

I am so thankful I was a part of the Life Focus Team…those of you thinking about applying for Life Focus, I say go for it, all the way! There was not a better way I could have spent my spring break then learning, growing, and fellowshipping with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Come and see for yourselves, and you won’t regret it!

Jennifer McKissick, Minneola, KS
This week has been one of the best weeks of my life. I feel that God has really helped me grow in my faith. As I listened to the lectures and talked with the speakers, sang through the Psalter and fellowshipped with the other students I felt my faith being built up.

Before coming to LifeFocus I was at a point in my life where I was struggling. I was stressed and tired for months on end and had even begun to question the existence of God at times. But being at LifeFocus this week and having the privilege of spending time with God and digging into His Word has been a wonderful and uplifting experience.
Emma Wood, Sterling, KS
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