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Celebrate 8 years of lifechange at NewSpring Columbia

Watch and read some of our favorite stories since Columbia launched in 2009.


Columbia Campus is celebrating its 8-year anniversary in October 2017. Watch and read eight stories of what Jesus has done in that time, and share them with a friend!

Have a story of your own that you'd like to share? Go to http://newspring.cc/mystory.

How this student got saved at Gauntlet and led his family to a fresh start

Anthony Hart's family faced homelessness until a Gauntlet leader rallied volunteers to show Anthony and his mom the love of God.

Abortions, rape, and wrecked relationships no longer define me (VIDEO)

Becca Garvin’s life was scarred by pain, shame, and regret, but she found hope in getting past her past.

My dad’s death made me hate God 

Luis Valverde didn’t know how to work through his pain until he discovered a community that would embrace him and his questions.

Trying to live the high life was costing me

Mark Dukes thought life was about success, but just before he was about to lose it all, he discovered something more to live for.

Standing up to the emptiness

Matt Lauster abused alcohol to cover the depression he felt as a teenager, but he found freedom and purpose at Gauntlet.

How an old soccer friend never gave up on me

Derek Banks’ college lifestyle left him empty and despairing until an old soccer friend helped him find hope.

Rejection by the church nearly destroyed me

Anna Wilson struggled for years with anxiety and depression until she found healing in community.

How I was missing the purpose of my faith

Robyn Cranmer thought her career was her purpose, and then she discovered why her prayers weren’t being answered.

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