AVAI Was “On Fire for God”—He Changed My Life From the Inside Out 

by Ava Carroll

I gave my life to Christ in the summer of 2016 at a girls’ camp. I was “on fire for God.” God changed my life from the inside out. After I got saved, it felt like life changed. Not only did I have the desire to serve, but I also had the desire to learn.

I first started serving in my children's ministry. Soon after, I was introduced to the L.I.T. mission trip for our 5th and 6th graders.

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Picture4 I Am Not Ashamed That I Am a Christian by Caitlyn Conover

Being a part of the L.I.T. program has been the highlight of my year since I first started. I began L.I.T. when I was in 5th grade. I am currently in 12th grade, and I am still involved.

It teaches lots of things that stick with you through hands-on experience and serving in different roles. Because of this, my eyes have been opened to how I can help at home and in the communities around me.

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Madison2The Spirit of God Fell Upon Me by Madison Lowrie
L.I.T. is more than just a single chapter of my story; the ministry’s impact is woven into the very tapestry of my entire life. The tagline of the ministry “empowering the next generation” is more than just a saying; it is a lifestyle, intertwined into the very DNA of all that is involved in the program. The founders believe and implement the truth that there is no such thing as a “junior” Holy Spirit, and because of that call-to-action and their passion for His kingdom to come to Earth, my life has forever been changed. My salvation story began at an early age and was followed by water baptism shortly thereafter.

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Sarah Teaching2Age Is Not a Prerequisite to Serve God by Sarah Gonzalez

The first time I went on a mission trip with leaders in training, I was seven years old. Even though I was the youngest child there, I quickly learned that age is not a prerequisite to serve God. That week, I saw God move firsthand in many powerful ways.

Over the years, I attended seven mission trips; however, I still remember the first time I gave the Gospel presentation. I was nervous, tired, and did not feel prepared to teach in front of a crowd. Before I started, my leader prayed for me, and at that moment the Holy Spirit took control. I don't remember what I said, but I remember feeling that God was using me to do His work and to glorify Him.

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Alex Burnett

My Path Was Set For Life Alex Burnett, (L.I.T. 2004-2005)

Church attendance was part of being in my family. On Wednesdays, we would go to whatever age-appropriate ministry was being put on. It was in L.I.T. where I learned what it meant to take the gifts and talents God had given and use them for the sake of sharing the Gospel and sharing the opportunity of life following after Jesus. I felt as though I was part of something—a team of people committed to each other and something of purpose. The leaders cared for us as kids, as Christian brothers and sisters, and as individuals with troubles never too trivial to attend to and worries worth their time.

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