A Google Search That Led to Peace

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Rachel Fatyanov woke up scared. Barely able to breathe, she couldn’t move or speak. But she could see and hear. The then 23-year-old looked into the complete darkness of her grandparents’ house in Indiana. The only light she saw was a vision of a cross glowing brightly.

She heard a voice in her ear clearly saying, “Jesus Christ is the Son of God, sent from heaven, to die on the cross for our sins.” Suddenly, a strong tingling sensation washed over her from head to toe.

The next morning, Rachel uttered those same words. She had never heard those words before, and she certainly didn’t make them up herself.

Shaken, Rachel opened her computer and searched for those words on Google.

EveryStudent.com® popped up in the search results. When she scrolled through the website and saw the page describing how to know God personally, she realized that the text matched what she had heard that night.

She knew the words were true.

A website for those seeking answers

Every day, hundreds of people begin a relationship with God through EveryStudent.com and EveryPerson.com, both online ministries of Cru®.

The sites answer people’s most pressing questions about life and God. And they give readers reasons and an opportunity to begin a relationship with God.

What Rachel found

After reading the article titled “Knowing God Personally” on EveryStudent.com, Rachel knelt in her room.

She prayed an example prayer from the website that helps individuals express a desire to trust Jesus.

Jesus, I want to know You. I want you to come into my life. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sin so that I could be fully accepted by You, Rachel prayed. Only You can give me the power to change and become the person You created me to be. Thank You for forgiving me and giving me eternal life with God. I give my life to You. Please do with it as You wish. Amen.

words by JAN STEWART photos by GUY GERRARD