Rachel’s Story

Last September I applied for places at universities and got all the offers really quickly but something didn’t feel quite right. Throughout the last year and a half I and others have felt God calling me to leadership, not neccesairily something where I would be up front, but leading in other areas of ministry, hence why I’m doing Rise Up.

So when praying about it I had a real sense that in the next few months God was going to reveal various things which would mean taking the year out for Him in order to grow in my relationship and identity with Him instead of going to uni in September 2015.

Then over the next few months God started to drop different things in and put things into place. When praying with others we felt that God was challenging and encouraging me to step out in faith, trust that when I stepped out He would provide the floor underneath. Then various other things started to happen and I felt inclined to look at Soul61 – I had never really heard of it before.

Soul61 is Soul Survivor’s 10 month leadership course – I thought why on earth would God be calling someone like me to a do a leadership course! But then I looked into it and immediately felt excited for it, something felt right and it felt like it might just be of God. A few weeks after that I and others felt that God was saying to apply… After a few more weeks I finally did.

The day after sending my application off I was offered to go to Watford for an interview for Soul61! This was so exciting to see how quickly God moved when I pushed the door that He had been prompting me to do. Then the following week I went for the interview day up in Watford and had a fantastic time with God there.

From then on my prayer each day was that if God wanted me it would be a yes, but if not He would reveal His plans quickly. I was told that it would be maximum of 2 weeks to hear the outcome. Then yesterday I received an email from Soul61 offering me a place on the course starting this November!! Such an exciting moment and so exciting that this is just one of the things that can happen when you follow God’s call and step out in faith!