Good Questions Deserve Good Answers
#Christianity #College #Conversation #Culture
Student Scholarship Requests:
These students, for various reasons, are requesting financial help to attend Base Camp. Base Camp is five days and four nights of fun, fellowship, and preparation for college bound Christians. In a safe but challenging environment we answer the tough questions Christian teens are asking (and being asked). Will you help?
My name is Olyvia. Growing up in the church has always kept me in the bible and in touch with God. Faith Ascent’s camp seems to be the highlight of some of my closest friends’ summers and I want to share that with them. I want it to grow my faith like I’ve seen it grow theirs and I hope to learn more about my own faith. I am involved in the student leadership team at my church but it doesn’t feel like it’s “enough”. I want to learn how to better my relationship with God and how to keep God in the center of it.
My name is Csenge. I have been a Christian for 5 years and I live in Hungary! Most of the people at my school are either atheist or believe in different religions but almost everybody has a bad picture about Christianity. A year ago with my friend we started serving at our school by organizing Christian meetings for anybody that wants to come. There are about 20 people who come to our meetings every week and we face many questions. One of my favorite things to do is to have conversations about God and about Jesus and I try my best to give satisfactory answers based on the bible. I want to come back to Faith Ascent Camp because I went last summer and since then I have been using so many things that I have learned.
My name is Hunter. I have been studying apologetics heavily. I really am looking for more places to connect with young Christians who think like me. I was trying to find a more affordable alternative to Summit Ministries’ camp in Colorado, when Faith Ascent Camps were positively mentioned on the Breakpoint podcast [A program of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview]. I want to learn the best ways to draw my friends into spiritual conversations. I also have a friend who is coming to this camp, and I hope to be able to have good discussion with him both during and after camp.
My name is Adam. This will be my first time at Faith Ascent camp. My friend attended last summer and she and her family invited me. Although I grew up in a Christian family it wasn’t interesting to me until the summer of 2017. A real change started to take place in me and my life and I want to grow closer to God. After my life changed so many new questions pressed on my heart. I would like to talk with non-Christians and answer their questions but I want to know the answers to my questions first. I am young in my faith, and I hope this camp will help me grow. This will be my first time in the USA and I am excited to get to have these conversations.
My name is Alyssa. I would love to come to Faith Ascent Camp to expand my understanding of difficult and controversial topics. I believe this will help strengthen my own faith and explain it to others. I have friends who are not Christians and I find it challenging to communicate my beliefs to them in ways that make sense. It is hard to discern the best way to live out my faith in my daily interactions with Non-Christian acquaintances, friends, and even some family members. We are surrounded by so much information but it is difficult to discern the truth in our culture that promotes diversity and acceptance of literally everything.
My name is Naomi. I want to go to Faith Ascent Camp because I want to be able to defend my faith and clearly explain to someone what I believe and why I believe it. Throughout high school, I have encountered many confused students asking logical questions about Christianity. As I plan to start college this fall at a non-Christian university, I want to prepare myself for these types of questions. It is very important to me that I know how to answer tough questions and help my peers understand the truth. I also want to strengthen my own beliefs. I am particularly interested in learning about bioethics and science within the context of the Christian faith, as I plan to go into medicine.
My name is Kylie. I want to come to Faith Ascent Camp to help change the bad perceptions out there about Christianity and Jesus. Last year was my first year at camp and it really answered my questions and strengthened my faith! It’s so obvious that I have found like-minded people who really want to help others with the same doubts and questions I had. I was chosen to be a leader this year and I am honored to use what I’m learning for God’s glory this summer! This is so important to me because I know, personally, that this program can save people. Thank you for helping!
My name is Hajnal. I was at Faith Ascent Camp for the first time last summer. I went there with a lot of questions and I came away with almost all of them answered. It was really like a spiritual boost for me. The knowledge I got there really helped me to be more confident in talking to my friends about my faith because now I know what I believe in but also why I believe in it. I will be starting college in September and I really hope to get into my dream university here in Hungary. The only back side of it is that it is one of the most liberal universities in Hungary. I would like to have debates and conversations about Christianity not only on a high school level but a more advanced level which I believe I need more training for.
My name is Sarai. I would love to attend the Faith Ascent Camp. It was recommended by my pastor and I have always had a heart for apologetics. I was raised in a Hispanic church and have seen many of my friends struggle in their teen years and walk away from God. There is a great need for apologetics in my generation. I also have family members who are atheists. I love them so much and I feel a responsibility to reach them. I want to be able to provide answers to their questions. I have been honored to share the gospel with different people but I feel the need to be more prepared. I am sure this camp would be a blessing to my life.
I’m 18 years old, and I just graduated high school. I hope to attend Base Camp one last time to dig even deeper into the world of apologetics. I am quite a deep thinker, but I often find myself having a hard time explaining exactly what I believe and why I believe it. Since I’ve come to base camp I’ve found myself growing in confidence as I have discovered how to navigate discussions about current and controversial topics in ways I didn’t know before camp. I am excited for the opportunity to return, and can’t wait to see what God’s going to do this year.
I would like to go to Faith Ascent Camp to dig deeper into the Bible and really get the facts. I try to look for answers online and I read people saying why the Bible cannot be true. It would be nice to go to a place where people professionally address doubts and give you answers. I don’t usually take things at face value so ministries like Faith Ascent are extremely helpful for my doubts and questions. I need answers to questions I’ve had and I think the teachers at Faith Ascent will answer those questions and probably some I haven’t even thought of yet. I really would like to have my doubts addressed and get a better understanding of the Bible.
I could use what I would learn at Faith Ascent Camp to give good answers to those who ask. The problem today is that there are so many people with good questions about faith but not enough people with good answers. Not too long ago, I invited my friend to a Christian outreach event. We were sitting in a group and he had a question that he brought. Out of four Christians at our table, only one person had a good answer. There will also be times that I will doubt; in those times I will have good reasons to believe that God is real and He is always with me. At this camp I could learn how to build and defend my beliefs as well as the beliefs of others and that is why I want to go.
My name is Abbie. Growing up home schooled and then getting thrown in the public school system wasn’t easy, but I have adjusted well. Faith Ascent helped me so tremendously last year in witnessing to others in my school and defending my faith. I want to shine my light in the darkness and be a vessel He can use, even in my young age, with all the people I come into contact with. I want to attend again so I can be further equipped to defend my faith.
My name is Micah. I am a high school senior. In the fall I will be attending Missouri Baptist. There I will be majoring in vocal music! I love to sing and I want to use my gift to honor God and be a light to people! A church friend told me about Base Camp. I’m going to be honest, I am very shy but I feel like I should go to this camp so that I can grow spiritually and get out of my comfort zone. I believe that one way that can happen is by attending Base Camp. I have no idea what to expect from this camp but I’m trusting in God to use me to be a light where ever I go.
My name is Victoria. I am 17 and a high school senior. I want to learn how to answer the tough questions about Christianity. Additionally, I want to learn about being a christian in modern society so I can better love my neighbor without compromising my beliefs. Moving forward, I will use what I learn at Base Camp to continue to grow deeper and deeper in the word. This is very important to me. I want to use what I learn to help people and strengthen faith in my community. I want to do my part in the great Commission. This would be a great place to start.
My name is A.J. I want to come to Base Camp because there are so many things that I do not know about Christianity. I really want to be able to give well-thought and organized answers to questions from non-Christians. I need to know the truth so we can refute the errors of the world. I also need to learn strategies to best reach those around me as I communicate the gospel and love of Christ. It really seems like Base Camp offers an opportunity to be armed with such knowledge, and I want to take the opportunity.
I have been studying apologetics heavily. I really am looking for more places to connect with young Christians who think like me. I was trying to find a more affordable alternative to Summit Ministries’ camp in Colorado, when Faith Ascent Camps were positively mentioned on the Breakpoint podcast [A program of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview]. I want to learn the best ways to draw my friends into spiritual conversations. I also have a friend who is coming to this camp, and I hope to be able to have good discussion with him both during and after camp.
Sponsor a Student
Will you help these students attend Base Camp? You can provide a tax deductible scholarship by clicking the “Sponsor a Student Now!” buttons below each student essay. Or you can mail your check to:
Faith Ascent Ministries
11737 Administration Dr, Suite #1
Saint Louis, Missouri 63146
*Payable to: “Faith Ascent Ministries”
*Memo: “(Student Name) Scholarship.”
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.