Summer Adventures || Darren Svitko

Evangelism.  We are all called to share our faith. Mark 16:15 says, “He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation'”, however, for some people it is absolutely excruciating due to the nerves.  I was one of those people. Prior to going to STP, the thought of sharing my faith was almost sickening.  Not because I didn’t want to, but because I am extremely introverted.  You can probably imagine why it would be almost sickening for me.  Talking with people that I don’t know is sometimes nerve wracking, especially when talking to random people about the Gospel.  All of the possibilities of what could go wrong would rush through my head in the moment. I am sure for most of you, the same can be said.  Thankfully, The Lord granted me the opportunity to go to STP this summer.  At the time I was not too sure why The Lord was leading me to STP, but then after it was said and done, I realized that it was for the bigger picture.  “What is the bigger picture?”  Well, the bigger picture is simply advancing God’s kingdom.  I was taught how to share my faith efficiently and The Lord opened my eyes to many opportunities to evangelize and plant many seeds for The Lord to grow.  STP not only prepared me to share efficiently, but it taught me how to be confident in my faith and confident in being a servant.  If anyone has any questions regarding how to overcome the rushing thoughts of possible failure or is interested in evangelism or information on STP, I would encourage you to contact me.  I would love to share and help out in any way that I can. You can contact me @dasvitko@bsu.edu