A New Life

Having a fresh start has been both exhausting and refreshing. On one end I miss seeing familiar faces but on the other I have new friends and family surrounding me. I feel so blessed to call this school my home, and after 3 weeks I can finally say that that is what it truly is.

These past few weeks have both been a blur and the longest weeks of my life.

The staff and students here are wonderful; some of the most genuinely kind people I’ve met in my life. No matter where I go there is always someone willing to talk to me, help me out, or take me out for coffee.

Here’s some of the highlight’s of the past three weeks:

  • I found out my Omega Team (a.k.a the Squad)! They are encouragers, leaders, servant hearted, and they are all around wonderful people that I feel honoured to share my life with this year.
  • I’ve seen more people get healed in the past few weeks than I have in my entire life.
  • The willingness I have seen in people to pray into anything has been inspiring me to step out of my own comfort zone in prayer.
  • I’ve had so many opportunity’s given to me! Whether that be volunteering at Ruth and Naomi’s (a soup kitchen the Squad volunteers at once a week), sneaking onto a monastery to go see a lookout, or just meeting and spending time with some amazing people. It has been amazing!
  • The christian community is great! Chapels are powerful, the staff and students are on fire for God, and you can really sense God’d presence throughout the entire campus. (Although I still struggle to find the time to do my devotions… oops)
  • I’ve already been pushed to step out of my comfort zone! It’s a little scary but, I’ve found that it’s so worth it in the end.

However, through the good times there have been some hard times as well. If you are ever feeling like it, please lift me up in prayer!

Here are some things that if you could pray into it would mean the world to me:

  • Loneliness. Just because I’m surrounded by people all the time doesn’t mean that I don’t feel lonely or out of place at times.
  • For deeper relationships to form. I’ve met so many amazing people but none of which are on a deeper level. I would really like to have opportunities to start bonding with my new friends.
  • For continued motivation. College work is challenging sometimes and it can take a lot for me to sit down and do it… especially when there is always something better going on. As well as motivation for my devotional life. I am still working on getting into a routine.
  • For opportunity to use my gifts and talents.
  • For opportunity to get away. Up on the hill cabin fever can hit you hard. It’s nice to get away every once and a while, even if its just for a bit.

All in all my life at Summit is amazing. I feel so blessed to be able to spend my time at a school like this full of people that genuinely care about me and truly love the Lord.

This verse has been one that I have been feeling that God is speaking to me through. I have made it my motto for the year:

 “Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.” Romans 13:14

It is my goal to truly walk out what this verse means. To try to overcome my selfish thoughts.

To wake up and fall asleep wrapped in God’s presence.

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