Franciscan Sisters are back in Manitowoc, WI after a safe bus ride from San Antonio, TX for SEEK2017. As promised, we wanted to share a bit more about what the event meant to some of the 12, 000 young adults that were present at the conference.
Here’s just a summary of random thoughts.
It was a wonderful experience. After feeling that I didn’t belong, the speakers moved me to healing and thinking about others.
Before I came to SEEK2017, I thought I was coming to see friends. God used that and helped me to grow in my own identity and to desire change. I am on a journey of metanoia.
God made me and created me because I was wanted.
My theme was ‘I am not alone’. I found these other guys on the River Walk running in the morning. The next day there were more. On Thursday I received a random text message from someone to meet him at a certain place. I was walking and out of the crowd came this person that introduced himself. All of sudden I was introduced to another guy. The Holy Spirit seemed to just say that God is here to strengthen you and help you. You are not alone.
If you are really busy, you need to pray more, not less.
Does God really know you? Maybe not as He should. I need to start by just telling him what is going on.
All it takes is investing, digging deep into a few people. One person invests in 5 people. Those 5 invest in 5 people and you already have a full stage of changed individuals.
3 rules to follow: follow God’s voice; do your best and show people that you care, love them.
God: I am not going to give you what you want. I am going to give you what you need. Stop trying to be the man, be the man that God created you to be. Love your brothers and sisters.
I came here with a lot of things on my mind. I learned that God is going to be there no matter what.
You are brave. You are strong.