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Student Scholarship Requests:
My name is Julia Drake. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I have had my doubts when it comes to God and faith. My older sister and brother have moved out of our home, and are both extreme atheists. Whenever I see them them they tend to push their opinions on me. I hate to admit this but their points make some sense. My own personal faith at times feels very forced, and not my own.
I came to a few Base Camp lectures as a guest last summer. My friend invited me. I found myself absolutely fascinated with the speakers and the topics. I felt like Christianity was rationally explained, rather than focusing entirely on emotional viewpoints. At the time I was dealing with a lot of doubt and this honestly brought back a lot of the faith I had lost. I would love to experience this Base Camp for a whole week as a student.
My name is Kylie. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I am a senior at Fox High School. I want to come to Base Camp because I feel that will help me answer the tough questions that have been plaguing me. This is so important to me because I have been going through doubts for a year now, and it is no fun. It’s not fun when you second guess everything you’ve known your whole life. All of my doubts and questions have gone unanswered for far too long. I want to regain the faith that I once had in Jesus.
This will also be an environment where it is okay to ask the hard questions, and I’m looking forward to that. I hope to learn whether or not the bible is reliable, if having faith in Jesus is viable, if there are any inconsistencies in the faith, and so much more. So, please, consider me for the scholarship because this might be the only way that I will be able to come to Base Camp.
My name is Mykaela. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I first heard about Base Camp at church. When I heard about all the topics that are discussed, I immediately wanted to find out more. I’ve been struggling a little and I would like to keep a strong and focused faith through the rest of high school, through college, and then on to adulthood. I may not get another summer to commit a full week to a camp like this because, in the future, I’ll have to work in order to go to college.
More specifically, I really would like the chance to learn how to defend and share the authenticity of the Bible to non believers. I would like to get answers about how to stay faithful in a sex driven society before getting to college where this would be everywhere. More than anything, I want to give answers to friends who have been asking me these kind of questions in a respective but truthful way.
Finally, I want an opportunity to find other Christians my age to engage in deeper conversations with. I want meaningful conversations with people who know what I’m going through and can give advice, or maybe I can even help them.
My name is Naomi Steele. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I want to go to Base Camp to learn to defend my faith and clearly explain to someone what I believe and why. My high school has a very diverse student body, with many different beliefs and religions. I often hear confused students having conversations about Christianity and asking very logical questions about why we believe what we believe. Usually I don’t know how to answer them, so I just listen to their debates. I want to know how to easily answer those questions.
I also want to strengthen my beliefs by learning about the Christian viewpoint on controversial topics. So many new things are becoming cultural norms, and many of them contradict with what the Bible says. I want to be able to navigate discussions and interactions with people who strongly support something that God tells us is a sin. Most importantly, I plan to go into the medical field, so I am particularly interested in learning about science and bioethics in the context of the Christian faith.
My name is Katie Ham. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I’m 17, and this will be my second year attending Base Camp. Last year I graduated from the 101 track. Faith Ascent has already made such an impact in my life. It’s given me more confidence in my faith, courage to live it out, and a real hunger for more. By attending the Base Camp 201 track this summer, I hope to gain more insight and dig even deeper into the reasons why I believe what I believe and the defense of my faith. I really want to continue to be a part of a community of students and leaders who share that desire.
My name is Kalei Layton. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
There are two reasons why I need to go back to Base Camp. First, I need to have the opportunity to share my opinion and hear others share their opinions about different hard topics. base Camp creates space for that. Second, I need to be with people who are open to other Christian ideas and eager to learn and try to experience things from others Christian perspectives.
My name is Caleb Layton. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
Base Camp is very important to me. It has become a valuable part of my preparation for college. It prepares me to engage with non-believers in college but also to strengthen my faith. Base Camp helps me to think about what non-believers think about God and life. Base Camp also helps me learn from and be encouraged by fellow Christian. I just know that Base Camp has changed my life and I don’t want to miss it.
My name is Niyousha Kazemian. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I want to learn how to defend my faith against critics. I want to have enough knowledge and confidence going into college to not have my faith shaken. I also want to learn more about how different topics relate to the bible and vise versa. My cousin also attended this Camp back when she was in high school and she recommended it very much. She came back touched by the holy spirit and gained great knowledge and amazing friends. I am hoping to have the same experience.
My name is Nathan. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I’ve grown up a Christian. Gone to church my whole life. What if after I go to college my views shift and I no longer see God as real? I’ve known several people who, after entering college, have lost their faith for several different reasons. One of them says being a Christian doesn’t match up with his belief system anymore. One says that it’s “childish”. I also have a few friends who are atheists. How am I supposed to not only stay Christian, but also be able to shine light into their lives?
In other words, how do I stand firm and defend my faith while also trying to help my friends toward Christianity? I want to be able to stay a Christian but also have a positive impact on my friends who aren’t Christian. Being able to go Base Camp, especially with what I’ve heard from several friends who have already been, would be the best way for me to stay true to my faith.
My name is Jordan. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
One thing I have realized this year is that even when you think you know everything about the Bible, there is always more to learn. I am hoping that there will be lectures that cover some current controversial issues as in gun control, abortion, homosexuality, and others that affect us in our day-to-day lives.
Base camp is so important to me. I went last year through the 101 track and I brought two friends from school. It helped us grow closer together and closer to God. I was so blessed to be sponsored last year. I didn’t know if I would be able to go, but God made a way. God worked in me in mighty ways at base camp last year, and I know that he has much in store for this year too!
My name is Selva. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I want to attend Base Camp because I really want to learn more about my faith and be able to defend it with the Bible. I want to learn about how Christianity is related to the world we live in today. I heard about the speakers and I’m so looking forward to hearing their lectures. Also, one of the girls at our church attended this camp when she was still in high school and she has a great testimony! She said she learned many wonderful things that helped her grow in her faith. I am hoping to have the same if not better experience attending this camp.
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My name is Abbi Carter. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I want to attend Base Camp because I want to learn how to defend my faith. All other summer camps this year are about partying, fun, and sports competition. I feel I’m not really getting anything out of these other opportunities. I would rather learn more about my faith. I really I feel like that would be a better use of my summer time in the long run.
My name is Csenge Futo. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
Hi my name is Csenge and I live in Hungary. I go to high school in Budapest. I was brought up in a Christian home yet I only became to know Christ and accept him as my personal savior 4 years ago. Ever since than on I am just falling in love with him over and over again. I want to live for him and serve him with all of who I am.
My school is very liberal and diverse because it’s an international school and this liberal thinking has a huge impact on the way students think, so me and my friend really felt the need of the gospel to be spoken to these young people. God just really placed this on our hearts, and we decided to start an outreach event for the students of BME on Wednesdays. I had many conversations with my classmates and friends even before we started this outreach, but ever since than on people just know that we a christian and they come to us with their questions, which is awesome, and I can see how God is working in so many hearts, but sometimes the questions are really challenging. I want to give them satisfying, and biblical answers, but my knowledge is limited and sometimes I feel as if I would be stuck or that God couldn’t use me the way he could have if I would have known the answers. I don’t want to misrepresent him and his word and I just want to be used by him in many peoples lives for his glory, but I feel like I have so much more to learn about him and I want to study more. I want to know why I believe in what I believe. And I wan’t to show the light to those who are lost in darkness because I know that God wants to save them as well, and give them the hope that he gives me. I love apologetics and I am just crazy about it. In my free time I love doing some research on different topics.
I can’t wait to be there and ask all my questions. I am in BIG need of this camp.:)
My name is Bahar Safarzadeh. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I am part of an Iranian Church of St. Louis, and there only three teenage girls in our church. I have a lot of questions that I’m hoping that will be answered.
My name is Sam McAlister. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I want to come to Base Camp again because of the new questions I have with my faith. I have had some trouble with my faith in the past, and going to the 101 track last year helped a lot for me. I hope to continue my experience in the 201 track this year. I hope to learn about modern issues that conflict with Christianity, and how to stay true to my faith while also not straying from who I am. The friendships I made last year are ones I still hold, and are ones that I can go to if I need something. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to come again this year if I can.
My name is Josh James. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
I want to come to Base Camp because I want to learn how to defend my faith and some churches don’t realize the importance of teaching their teenagers how to do this. Every day we are faced with new challenges that we are not prepared for. If teens are not prepared they can waver. My last year at Base Camp has grown me closer to Christ and has helped me be more confident in sharing my faith and explaining to others what the real message of Christianity is. I want to continue to help those who are coming in to Faith Ascent to realize how important it is to defend their faith.
My name is Elijah Hurn. Will you help fund my Base Camp training?
If accepted to Faith Ascent this year it will be my 4th year coming to base camp. It has been a great and wonderful 3 years at base camp making new friends, getting my questions that I wasn’t so sure about answered getting to listening to evangelists, etc. I’ve been looking forward to base camp 2018 since the last day of base camp of 2017. I want to come to base camp once again to feel the friendly, christian environment, more of my dying questions answered by experienced pastors, teachers, evangelists. I hope to learn at base camp 2018 about the history of the Bible, Is listening to different genres of music bad, etc.
Base Camp is very important to me because there is no camp that I enjoy learning about God more than Faith Ascent and I hope I can enjoy a 4th year here at Faith Ascent Base Camp. This camp is worth $500 but I am not able to express $500 at this time I am transiting too my 1st year at college and I am saving up for college and other necessities but I will be able to pay full amount for Faith Ascent 2019 the Lord’s will. You guys are doing a great job with this organization and I hope you guys keep it up spreading the word to us youth.
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What is Base Camp?
Base Camp is 5 days & 4 nights of preparation for the challenges and opportunities college bound Christians will encounter. In a real college environment our expert teaching team answers the tough questions teens are asking and being asked. More details here.