As I entered into this quarter, I desired to become more rooted in my identity in Christ. My biggest struggle is remaining in God’s grace in the midst of struggles and difficulties. I easily turn to self-reliance and don’t rely fully on God. Throughout this quarter, this class gave me constant reminders to find renewal in the midst of ministry. I certainly wasn’t perfect at turning back as quickly as I could, but every time I did, I found refreshment, peace, and joy. I had a powerful experience with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which led to a great renewal of heart and helps me trust the Lord more. I find myself being more bold in prayer for others and more confident in God’s grace as I serve as a priest. I look forward to continuing to build upon this foundation more and more!
– Fr. Bill Cremers