Three years ago when Libby Schimmel came to Leadership Quest she believed in God and went to youth group. When it came time to talk about the Bible or about deeper things at youth group she didn’t share. She just listened.
While at LQ, the idea that God impressed upon her was that she can do life with God -- everything. The fall after LQ, Libby was in a rock-climbing gym class. She took it because her friends were taking it. She was afraid of heights. On her first climb she slipped and the person belaying her didn’t catch her right away. This was very scary for her. As she reflected on this incident, she realized that she could ask God to give her strength. Thus, she began embracing doing life with God -- everything. Whenever she was scared, in need or happy, God was a part of things. And Libby has come to love rock climbing!
Now Libby shares during the Bible study time at youth group because she feels like she has a more informed opinion. For the past three years, she has helped with Young Life. One year she helped lead games. This year she is leading a small group of middle- school girls. As she reflects back, “LQ definitely gave me the confidence to lead.”
Early Bird registration for Leadership Quest ends February 29th.