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Capernwray has been a transformative time, changing my perspective from walking next to God to being fully dependent on Him. My experience also would not have been the same if it wasn’t for the rock solid community that is fostered here. As I progressed through the semester it suddenly became less about the faith I was learning about and more about our God I was growing in relationship with. My God is unchanging in his character and unfailing in his love. Moving forward Capernwray has equipped better to share my faith with others while continuing to grow deeper in my relationship with Jesus Christ.”
From the moment I arrived God showed me how much I truly needed Him. From the staff, to the community, to the beautiful landscapes around me, it was truly evident how much I do need Him. From coming here I have made friendships that are Christ based that will last a lifetime, but I’ve also obtained the courage and knowledge to share the Gospel proudly, and most importantly I’ve learned what it truly means to be a follower of Christ and be in fellowship with Him. Through lectures and those around me, I have fully understood that I am a daughter of Christ and He loves me, even with all of my quirks. I knew that coming here was something that I really wanted. What I didn’t realize until attending BDM, is that this was something I needed, not just wanted.”
My time here at Capernwray has been a whirlwind of a year. It’s been filled with laughter, tears, spiritual highs, and spiritual valleys. Being surrounded by a body of believers I wouldn’t want to experience such things anywhere else. I have regenerated from a broken hurting mess to a new beautiful creation in Christ. HE has put me back together piece by piece through lecturers, my peers, the staff, and the beauty of nature that surrounds us. And because of that, it’s my desire that all young adults get to encounter similar things... and Capernwray is definitely a good start!
My time at Capernwray Australia was an amazing time of being challenged and grown in my walk with God, through study of the bible, practical ministry, and Christian fellowship. I came expecting to receive Biblical knowledge, and I got that, but I also got so much more as God drew me close to Him taught me to rely on Him in whatever I do.
Since coming to Capernwray Australia I have learnt a lot about Spiritual discipline and how to integrate that into my life and make them a reality. Asking God to lead you is an easy thing to say but then doing it is a whole different matter. The 17 week semester was a good chance for me to practice and follow God’s will rather than it simply being head knowledge and to see the life of Christ lived out in a safe community.
I can one-hundred percent say that the seventeen weeks I spent here at Capernwray Australia were the best of my life! I made some amazing friendships that will last a life time, saw and experienced a part of the world which I never thought I would, and most importantly grew spiritually on a level that I would have never thought possible before coming here. God really taught me over the semester that he is completely in control, and that we need to entirely trust and rely on him through every situation. Capernwray has equipped me with head knowledge that I will be able to use practically in everyday life, as well as prepared for a life of ministry.