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Video Surfaces of Missing Student Mollie Tibbetts Giving a Powerful Speech on the Power of Prayer

Carly Hoilman : Aug 9, 2018 :

"In that moment, I kind of knew that that was God's way of showing me that the power of prayer was really something." -Mollie Tibbetts. Please continue praying for Mollie's safe return.

airlift[] As the search for missing Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts approaches the three-week mark, a 2016 video of the then-18-year-old sharing how prayer has impacted her life has been circulating online. The video, shared on social media earlier this month by Tibbetts' aunt, Billie Jo Calderwood, offers a powerful glimpse into the private faith of this young woman. (Image source: CBS News/YouTube/via Faithwire)

Speaking at a faith event at her high school, Tibbetts describes the first time she cried out to God in prayer. During a particularly trying cross-country season, the student athlete experienced difficulty with her breathing that left her feeling "really weak" and not able to compete in two meets. This physical struggle gave way to anxiety and fear that eventually prompted her to seek heavenly help.

"I had no idea what to do," she said. "I was so scared, so for the first time in my life—I've prayed before, but I've never gotten down on my knees and just prayed to God—so I did. I got down, and I prayed, and I asked God to give me the strength to make it through it, to tell me what to do, to help me out with whatever happened and to know what His plan was."

At the next meet, she went on to run her best time thus far that season. Tibbetts said that she believes the Lord used that moment to demonstrate His faithfulness and care for her...

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