“But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.” Psalm 71:14

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

“Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.” Philippians 4:1

The final chapter of my journey of the EPIC Commission program is closing this week, and with all the bittersweet celebration to have finished a 2 year discipleship program dedicated to the Lord, spiritual growth and leadership - all I can think to say is thank you. Thank you to my pastors, leaders, teachers, mentors, my friends, family and my classmates. Thank you all so much for being a large part in my development of who I am today.

EC is a lifestyle, but more importantly, it’s family. To my class of 2015, well done. Thank you for persevering with me when others did not, and thank you for choosing to stand. Coming into the second year of our program, less than half of us that began from that first move in day came back for the next year. Despite the odds, we were full of ambition and hope. Hope in our God, hope in our incoming class, and hope in what was to come.

My prayer for the EC classes to come, and our class as we charge forward into the rest of our lives, is that we stand. When no one else is keeping the faith, when trouble seems to near, that we choose to stand for faith. That we hope continually and praise God yet more and more. That we strive for His likeness and are satisfied. That when we walk we keep our eyes on the promise. That we recognize the truth and the power of God’s Word continually. That we stay rooted and grounded in love, and always follow the Holy Spirit.

I am so excited for our futures and what is to become of us. Whether we continue in our friendships or see one another every once in awhile, know I will be praying for you, your faith and your families. Thanks for being my class. And to the incoming classes - you’re awesome. There’s good things ahead, don’t lose sight of why you started.

The best is yet to come,

 

Margot Champagne

2nd Year Student Blogger

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