My name is Keith and I am a rising junior in school who plays Football. I joined AIA this year almost by accident. I saw a few friends sitting down and so I joined them. After a few minutes of talking I found out it was a bible study, and was invited to stay. Coming from a family that is one side mostly Jehovah witnesses and the other being mostly Catholics, I ended up trying to just do my own thing which was hard. So after experiencing my first meeting of AIA I was hooked. I couldn’t wait to come back but being new I was quiet in the group. Eventually down the road I was informed of the AIA winter retreat and thought of coming but had plans. By a blessing those plans were cancelled and I was able to go on the retreat which really brought me to terms with my faith. My urge to learn and get closer to God was stronger than ever and all I wanted to do when we got back to campus was to teach my friends and fellow AIA members what I learned and strongly encourage them to come next year. Every chance I get I remind them to plan for it. The things I learned, the friends I made, and the closer to God I got from that one retreat was astounding. This program has done wonders for me not just spiritually but also in the fact that I am actively seeking to get closer to God, leads me to feel fulfilled every day and the more at peace I am. I am extremely thankful for this program, and I plan on making a positive impact on it and my community for time to come!