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What's your story?

Yes, you have a story to tell. Even if you think it's not as significant or important or dramatic as someone else's. Your life story is meaningful and can have an impact on others. You'd be surprised how many people are going through the same things as you. Your story begins from the moment you were born and began to look around in wide-eyed wonder at this crazy place called earth. Once you have allowed God to take hold of your heart and begin transforming you from the inside out, that's when YOUR story becomes HIS story, and you begin to write the words together.

What has God been doing in your life? How has He transformed you? Shown you His love? Shown you the way? Share your story! Write it down, make a video, draw a picture—get creative! Then send it to talk (at) 412teens (dot) org, use the form below, or just leave a comment on this page. We'll help you get your story out there, and maybe God can use it to help others just like you.

How do I tell my story?

Here are a few tips as you start thinking about telling your story:

  1. Find a tagline for you and God. Is there a word or phrase or song lyric that might best describe how God has affected your life?
  2. Keep it short and simple. Think only of facts and details that are essential to telling your story. Bunny trails are fun and all, but we want to keep to the point when we've only got a couple minutes of someone's attention. What were you like before Jesus? How did you meet Him? How has he changed you?
  3. Avoid "Christianese". Maybe you've heard this language in church or youth group or missions camp. Words like "testimony", "repentance", "sin", or "born again". People who haven't grown up in church may have no context for this kind of jargon and get confused or turned off. Vincent Van Gogh once said, "How difficult it is to be simple." Just tell your story like it is. No flowery words necessary.

We are super excited to hear your story and share it with others. Think about what you might say if you could share your story, and let us know!

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