Meet Kiara

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“If it wasn’t for YFC I would have never had an experience with God or a family to learn about Him with.”

When Rachel met Kiara at a City Life gathering she was sitting alone. She was very unresponsive but Rachel pursued her for a few months. One day she opened up about feeling trapped and angry. At that point Kiara started the process of transforming into a loved and known young person. Eventually, Rachel began walking with Kiara in a Core group, a YFC ministry to mobilize young followers of Jesus to share Jesus with their friends. From Rachel’s perspective Kiara has come out of herself and developed a desire to not just know of Jesus, but invite others to know Him too.

We asked Kiara to share a little bit of her experience.

IN WHAT WAYS HAS GOD CHANGED YOU THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS?

“I guess I’m just different. I don’t get mad about the same things and even when I do get mad I can go to God. I just feel like someone is on my side now and that has made me a different person.”

WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE IF GOD HADN’T GIVEN YOU A LEADER TO WALK WITH JESUS WITH?

“I wouldn’t know God. The only way I knew how to believe in God was go to church on Sundays, drinking wine and having the bread, and be greeted on the way out. But I never knew about God. If it wasn’t for YFC I would have never had an experience with God or a family to learn about Him.”

HOW HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH YFC INFLUENCED YOU TO BECOME A LEADER AND DESIRE TO LOVE OTHERS?

“I always believed I was capable of a lot but I did not have people that always believed in me. God and my YFC family are my biggest fans, I feel like I can do anything I put my mind to because I’m not alone. I can grow to become a leader and help my friends and other younger kids. I never saw myself as a role model or anything but now I feel like I can be that to someone else.”

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