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My friends knew Gauntlet would save my life

Raven Campbell's Story


Raven Campbell carried a lot of resentment and anger in her heart, even from a young age.

I just wanted someone to notice me

Growing up, she felt unprotected from the arguing and volatile environment between her parents. She developed an eating disorder and started to self-harm.

“I needed some control in my life, and I just wanted someone to notice me,” she says.

During Raven’s senior year of high school, she was invited to NewSpring’s Fuse student ministry. Attending soon became the highlight of her week.

Raven went because of the relationships she was building, but she still felt unworthy and unloved.

After two suicide attempts, Raven reluctantly agreed to go to Gauntlet summer camp because of the encouragement she got from her community at Fuse.

During her first day at Gauntlet, Raven realized that, even though she didn't want to give up control of her life to Jesus, she needed to. She surrendered her life to Jesus, and almost immediately felt at peace with herself and her past.

“I went from believing that I didn’t have a future at all to now being excited about what Jesus has in store for me,” she says.

Watch the video to see how Raven’s story was rewritten after her trip the the Gauntlet.

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