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Who would have thought that a night out with a church group could turn into a deadly accident? En route to a spring break camp, one of our van was hit by a 18 wheelers' truck; creating a night we wouldnít forget.
The story began with a trip to summer retreat. It was ticket to bring me back to reality, and also tickets for some people to heaven. We loaded our luggage into the back of the vans, and we headed off toward our destination. It is about one or one and half hour later, one of our van stop at the stop sign, when the driver of that van saw no car was coming, (some blind spot cover the area that the driver canít see) he step the paddles and drive off, but a on coming truck was driving too fast and didnít saw one of our van, it crushes the van into three different pieces, everyone in our van saw it happened and everyone is shocked of that terrible scene. Few minutes later, the cops and the ambulances quickly arrived. We heard the loud noise come from the police and ask us to help them, we quickly got off the van and helping the fire fighters and the cops to pull people out of that vans, I saw lot of our church friend got burned to death and some other just crushed by Small pieces. Everyone is in tears including the police and fire fighters. After the rescue, we find out most of people in that van died, but some in serious condition.
After that accident, I learned that life is meaningless, and learned that we should help others while we can. My goal was to let God into my life. It was one of the most relaxing and peaceful things I have ever done. Because we all inspired by God, he helps us when we really needed him. He brings us out of the nightmare that no one will ever forget. We gather all our church friend in a small meeting every Friday, every time we meet, we would have small group meetings and share anything that came to mind. We prayed for people to find God in their life, and for everything that needed assistance. We also planned the prayer service, meal plans, and chores for the next day. We saw God comes in our life and helps us while we have trouble of doing some stuff that we just cannot understand. He gives us power to think and solve the problem successively. I was more conscious of how scripture relates to my life. I feel the purpose of the meetings was accomplished. Not only were the participants reunited themselves with God, they were also led into the direction by God. Before the meetings, many of us didnít even know exactly why we were and where we were, and where we would go next, cause we are upset of what happened. After this I learned that every story has two sides, bright side and dark side. The dark side is people died in that accident, but the bright side is we built strong relationship with God and we have the strong faith than before. It opens my mind with the different choice that we can choose in life.
Because of this meeting, I have become more spiritual in my daily life, and I have set certain goals of reading some of the Bible every time I need to work out a situation. Throughout the meetings, we kept teasing each other about where our parents were, and that started many inside jokes. These jokes were just the beginning of a special bond I found in our friendship.
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