I began attending King’s Park in early 2017, and in my two years here, I have encountered God’s love. As I transition to my next season, I’d like to share some of my story with you.
I had the opportunity to attend my very first mission trip through King’s Park during spring break 2019. Students from Duke and UNC went to Providence, Rhode Island to help a church plant, Aletheia Church, develop an ENC campus ministry at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). For me, there was
When we left, I hadn’t decided if I would attend RISD, but I knew that going on the mission trip would help make my decision. On the team, the majority of the groups went to Brown University, while one group went to evangelize at RISD. I was in the group that went to RISD. The air felt thick with depression and anxiety, yet the people yearned for light and love. The people were beautiful. But, I had it in my heart not to attend RISD. I just wanted to get back to UNC. I searched for other colleges, specifically overseas. I wanted to leave America. I wanted something different. Then the deadline approached on whether or not I would attend. I decided to fast to ensure I was being led by God and not by fear. On the first day of the fast, I broke.
In May 2019, I graduated from UNC with a degree in Journalism. UNC holds their annual commencement ceremony for all graduates on a Sunday. Most of my family members would be arriving from Florida for my department ceremony that took place on Saturday, so I had the choice to go to the commencement ceremony on Sunday or attend church. I wanted my family to see the diversity of the church. I wanted them to see the love. I wanted them to see that the Holy Spirit is active here not only through the gifts of the
Now to my future…I said yes to attend RISD. I will be researching sustainable fashion design in their MA sustainability program. In addition, I will be partnering with Aletheia Church to assist them in developing the ENC campus ministry by getting more students involved with the church. God has already shown me the hearts that are waiting to step into this open door. They are literally sitting by the doorstep waiting for an invitation to come into the light and I’m excited that God chose me to deliver the invitation to His children.
Thank you, King’s Park family, for empowering me and sending me to Providence to do the Lord’s work. I ask for prayers in regards to finances that will be provided upon my arrival at RISD. Also,