Amy’s Storyby Sarah Beasley on 05/17/2013
Amy’s eyes filled with tears during our last discipleship meeting as I told her about all the ways that I’ve seen God working in her and through her over the past year. And the truth is, I’ve rarely met someone so humble, teachable, and excited to walk with Jesus! That hasn’t always been the case in her life. Coming into college, Amy knew she wanted to live with other Christians and grow in her faith, but was timid, and didn’t know what it looked like to live sold out for Jesus. This year, Amy says that one of the biggest things she’s learned has been the fact that everything is all about the Gospel. It sounds simple, but it changes everything. We can never move past the good news of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. This year, as Amy has focused on the centrality of this message to every area of her life, she has taken steps of faith to be vulnerable about her sin, to share the Gospel with strangers, to ask hard questions, to commit to leading a Bible study in CPH next year, to not idolize her grades, and to value the salvation of her friends above her own comfort.
Sarah is on staff with Greenhouse Collegiate Fellowship. Sarah came to know the Lord in college at the University of Illinois, and has a passion for reaching college students with the Gospel. She is currently gearing up for a new congregation at UIC that she and her husband will start.