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A Young Heart Learning to Serve

by Joelle Steffen

“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Galatians 5:13-14

Amaya Schilling, 14, didn’t come to Christ through Campus Life, but she’s learning to live like Christ here. “Last summer, I started serving the Senior Luncheons,” she recounted. “Then during the school year I did Adventure Club and the nursery. Now I’m also doing Kingdom Kids.” Homeschooled, Amaya has a lot of freedom to spend her days pursuing hobbies and extracurricular activities. This Christ-follower has chosen to use her freedom to serve. “Campus Life helps me grow,” she said. “I’ve learned to serve other people. There’s a lot of emphasis on prayer, serving and helping other people because that’s important.”

Amaya thinks about her service at Campus Life as a part of the Great Commission.

“It’s like being a part of a mission trip, but you don’t have to go anywhere else,” she said.

Amaya’s servant heart is modeled after her Savior’s. “When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, ‘Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.’”–John 13:12-17

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