My school has shown me how lucky I am to be a Catholic and has made me grateful to be able to attend mass and confessions every week. Over the years, my teachers and coaches also have helped me shape into someone with integrity, compassion, a hard work ethic, and charity. Although I have had numerous coaches and teachers, I have been able to carry on
My grandfather is a minister and has always encouraged me to do well and have high morals. They have always done special things such as taking me on trips to show me how much they love me. My sister has also helped me be the person I am today. She has been a role model to me in many things. She has encouraged me to do well in school because she excelled and was valedictorian of her class.
I loved listening to my mom read my favorite Bible stories. If we were on vacation, we would attend our relatives’ churches. Attending church from child years to teen years and then on to adult years has been very important. The stories that I got to listen to were wonderful, but the lessons I learned were absolutely incredible. The people and the lessons can teach a person a lot about who he or she is and who he or she can be.
I have always felt very welcomed and loved by that Christian body, even during my younger years when I was dorky and rejected by many of my peers. I found comfort in the fact that God loved me and the congregation offered their care and support. Since then I have also realized that our congregation is one of the more open, outgoing, thoughtful, creative, and helpful in the area. Because our church is so ambitious and outgoing, I was given many opportunities to aid in events. God has given me great artistic and design talent.
A word my parents use to describe me is delightful, delightful Lollie. Just weeks after I was born a scripture stood out to my parents, Isiah 55:12, and since that time they have read it, prayed it, and repeated it to me numerous times. The verse has seemed to fit my personality, my activities, and my perceptions of life and future. Being the first born, I have always been a leader, an organizer, and a trailblazer. I enjoy being the daughter of parents who pastor a Christian church, I have had many opportunities to travel to other cities, states, and countries for a variety of reasons.
Love was the major fabric by which she created her tapestry of life. In the raising of her own children, the teachings of her grandchildren, and in how she welcomed in new family and friends, her unconditional strong love is what has made our family what it is today and what will keep us together from this day forward. Spirit : My Grandma, Mildred Johnson, is a true woman of faith. For as far back as I can remember, my Grandma has been a conveyor of the word of God in developing her family and living her daily life. Never would she miss a Sunday to share the word and love of God.
I’m very interested in attending a university that offers worship service. As a perspective student that has attended both Christian schools and secular school, I’m eager to return to the Christian setting. My current job, my academic self reflection, and my passion for helping youth to find their employment vision prepares me to be successful in the Master of Arts in Counseling program. I did very well once I identified the right program for me in undergraduate school. In my last few semesters of undergraduate school I developed strong study habits and even finished my last semester earning Dean’s List.
I have sought encouragement from them and the wisdom they have instilled in me will remain with me for a lifetime. Another crucial facet of the growing of my faith has been the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization, or FCA for short. I was introduced to FCA my freshman year of high school because my older sister wa... ... middle of paper ... ...uly does care. It may seem like a simple story now, but it was the moment that turned my life around for the better. After camp, I decided to make a change for Christ and have been persistently seeking His kingdom.
What have I done to show my generosity to others? I pray for each student in my every class every day, no matter he or she is a Christian or not. I listen whatever my students want to share with me about their lives patiently and give them my advice from the Bible guiding them in the way they can see the grace from God. I spent a whole week with some youth using reusable materials to finish decoration for VBS event. I spent two months talking to my parents via international calls every midnight, prayed for them, and wanted to let them know how much love they have been receiving from Jesus Christ.
It’s a daily work in progress, and as I see them show kindness by, saying please and thank-you, volunteering for projects and staying in touch with family it fills my heart with joy. By attending church and teaching them the things I was taught by my parents and grandparents, I hope I am helping them to live their life by showing kindness, and helping others for the rest of their lives. They make me proud everyday as I see the kindness they show others and how willing they are to help others. Living by the Golden Rule has taught me many things in life, and I will always live to treat others the way I would like to be