Isaacs Story

February 1, 2022


During my freshman year, I lived with my dad and visited my mom on weekends. I would often go to church, but was not finding the answers I was looking for. Why did my parents get divorced? Why does everyone in my family hate each other? Why do I feel alone? Who is God, and why am I so afraid of him? A year later, I had become a completely different kid. I was fighting at home, drinking with friends, waking up each night from nightmares, and trying to block out my problems and questions. In the midst of this, my sister bribed me to go to Campus Life... but soon, I wanted to go on my own. I had found a place where people cheered my name when I entered and accepted me for who I was. But my fear of God continued, and my list of questions grew. That summer I decided to go to YFC Camp. I enjoyed all of the outdoor activities and the people, but it was my small group that really made an impact. I really connected with the staff, and shared my fears of God and asked a ton of questions. As we talked, a huge burden was lifted off my shoulders, I asked Jesus to be Lord of my life, and a great friendship began. Life still has its hurdles, but I can see how God has been with me every step of the way. I wouldn't be the person I am today, if God hadn't changed me through YFC.