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During my time at Capernwray Australia, I was able to discover what true freedom is, that it is not based on my behavior, but on everything that Jesus has done and is doing in me. Discovering that He didn't just come to save me from my past, but that He actually empowers me to live my life in fullness has transformed me.
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 here has been an absolute blessing in so many ways. Being in the classroom, sitting under some amazing men and women of God, learning and growing and being discipled by them has grown and stretched my relationship with God in so many ways. And then, as the head knowledge is transformed by the Holy Spirit into heart truth, I have experienced the Lord’s love in many different ways. Because of this growth within my heart, I was moved to respond by being baptized by my dad. This was a very special step in my walk with Jesus, as my family and some of my closest friends were there to witness the day, and be apart of my journey with Him.
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.