Meet Abbie – She’s “In”

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My name is Abbie Kapcar and I am a sophomore at Mariemont High school. I’ve even attending Vertical Impact for the last 3 years and I can honestly say that Armstrong has played a huge role in making me the person I am standing here before you today. The people I’ve met have become absolutely fundamental in my life; the lessons I’ve learned I carry with me; and the growth in my relationship with God has been so incredible. I am Catholic. My family has been going to mass every Sunday for as long as I can remember and I’ve learned a whole lot about God in Catholic grade school. But I never really knew what it was like to have a relationship with him let alone how to apply my beliefs in my daily life. That was until I came to Armstrong. When I was a loud, obnoxious and immature seventh grader, I came to VI with our family friends. I remember it like it was yesterday. However the person I was then couldn’t be more different then the person I am today. I remember my first experience at Armstrong so well because immediately everyone was so welcoming and encouraging. They made me feel like I belonged. I’d never really experienced anything like it before. I quickly fell in love as I continued to attend – in love with the people, the messages, the church and especially God. Armstrong has taught me so many things. How to pray to God, what it’s like to have a relationship with him and how to live my life as a follower of Christ. Through worship, I have felt the Holy Spirit within me. And I’ve met some of my biggest role models and greatest friends who hold me accountable in my faith and support me through everything. I can’t even describe how incredible it is to have such great friends and such a great community of people who share the same passion for God and who I know will never let me down. Most importantly I’ve learned who God is in all his compassion. I find myself applying the concepts I’ve learned at Armstrong to the rest of my life. Through Wednesday night VIs, Sunday services, Small groups, and the various retreats like Elevation, and the Detroit mission trip, Armstrong has taught me to have a more selfless, serving, and bold heart for God; how to be a better friend, sister, daughter, and Christian. I could go on and on talking about how important Armstrong is to me and how much a role it plays in my life. But let me just say this: Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to grow and to learn and to see the potential of God. Armstrong truly is a family, and it’s a family I am beyond blessed and proud to be a part of.