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Barbara's Story

On a recent flight home from Virginia, I prayed that the Lord would seat me next to someone I could share the Gospel with. Once on the plane, a... (read more)

Barbara's Story

On a recent flight home from Virginia, I prayed that the Lord would seat me next to someone I could share the Gospel with. Once on the plane, a guy in his thirties with tattoos and a mohawk asked if he could sit next to me.

Josiah Alvarado

When I first started going to Youth Group back in 6th grade, I remember being super nervous and skeptical. However, upon arriving, I remember getting a warm greeting at the door. Soon after that I went from being nervous to feeling comfortable.

Richie Flores Jr.

When I heard the Student Ministries Center was getting a revamp, I was really excited. I have so many memories with the Youth Group, I know they will stick with me for the rest of my life. I remember the pastors talking about how a lot of students walk away from their faith when going to...

Alex Kocis

In my 20s, I decided to explore Christianity, doing everything a good Christian would do: I attended a church, signed up for Alpha, I participated in a church retreat, attended faith-filled events, and joined a bible study. All the boxes were checked, except for one: I never believed Jesus as my...

Stacia and Richard Campbell

Stacia and Richard Campbell, along with their children Kayla and Hudson began attending The Orchard Itasca in the summer of 2021 and immediately found a home here. Their entire family has begun serving and has been a great blessing to the congregation.

Nina's Story

Nina, a young girl who attends The Orchard Northfield, was very moved by this year’s encouragement to invite a neighbor to church. She wrote a personal note to her neighbors to invite them to church on Easter Sunday. Nina joyfully prayed for their attendance.

Natalie Ruffner

Natalie serves as an Awana Cubbies Director who can’t help but invite young families to bring their children to Awana! Each week, she conveys her love of the Gospel and the moving of the Spirit.

Andrew Mascetti

Andrew Mascetti has been a believer in Jesus for many years and wanted to be baptized. When baptism was recently offered at The Orchard Itasca on January 9, 2022, Andrew was eager to make this public declaration of his faith. Read more here!

Sean's Story

Before Sean’s sophomore year of high school, his parents divorced. This news devastated him. He turned to racing cars as an outlet, but this did not satisfy the pain he felt inside. That’s when he met students from The Orchard. Sean found solace attending the youth group on Wednesday nights and...

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