Anna Grace Sims

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When I found out I was going to be on workstaff this summer, I also found out that I was going to be a ministry partner in a cabin, which was super exciting for me. I love kids, so spending time with them is what I was looking forward to the most about my time at Lake Forest. After the first “LFR After Dark”, I was feeling super discouraged because none of the girls in the cabin seemed to be engaged or interested in the conversation I was trying to have with them. When the next “LFR After Dark”, night rolled around, I was extremely anxious and worried that it would be a repeat of the first. I knew that the Lord had worked in those girls’ hearts, and maybe they just didn’t feel like sharing at that time, but I was still dreading having that same feeling of discouragement. However, the Lord had something so special and so beautiful in store. During this “LFR After Dark”, the girls could not stop talking about all of the different ways they had experienced Jesus’ goodness in their lives and how much they wished everyone would come to know His love. As I sat there listening to them, I was also silently praying and thanking the Lord for His faithfulness and presence in these girls’ lives and in mine. Just as I finished praying, one of  the little girls looked up at me and said, “Tonight, I really felt like Jesus was touching me and whispering to me about how much  He loves me.” It was one of the sweetest moments I’ve ever experienced.  In these past few weeks at LFR, God has been continually revealing His sweetness to me in so many different ways, starting with this precious little moment that I’ll treasure forever.