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When I was fourteen years old, I was always going around and doing a lot of things that I knew that I should not have been doing. One day, my friend Devon invited me to church and I didn’t want to come at first but then I decided that I would go anyways. While I was there, Nick gave a message at church that night that really laid a huge burden on my heart. It was the most meaningful message that I have ever heard. That night I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and it changed my life. I completely changed almost everything about me. I got back into church and started to act differently and I started talking differently too. The message that Nick gave that night was the best thing that ever could have happened to me.
When I first started going to church I wasn’t that close to him, but I won a competition at church where I got to go to Cedar Point for free and it was not until then that I started to get really close to him. While we were there, I had a lot of fun riding rides and hanging out with people from my youth group. I think that having all that fun and talking the whole day was what really brought us together. Before that trip, I was just a shy kid who did not talk to anybody ever, but afterwards, he helped me come out of my shell a lot and start talking to a lot more people and going places and hanging out with them. I also didn’t like to be active and play sports. He always encouraged me to play and I got a lot better at sports. Now when people hang out to play sports, I don’t just sit there board, I play them and I love sports now. I have a lot more fun than I used to before Nick got me involved in the youth group.
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