Alumni Profile: Be encouraged

Be encouraged

Choosing a college is no easy task. In fact, it can be overwhelming, exhilarating and yes, downright frightening.

Whether or not you choose Calvin (full disclosure: yes, we would love to have you here!), our prayer is that you follow God’s good purposes for your life—wherever that takes you.

To encourage you throughout this process, we asked a few Calvin people,“What Scripture would you share with prospective students who are seeking God’s will for their lives?” Here are the Scriptures they chose for you.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”—Psalm 37:4 (NIV) Yeaji Choi, student body president 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.” —Prov. 3:5-6 (NIV) Jeanne Nienhuis, director, enrollment communications 

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” —Phil. 4:13 (NKJV) Cal Jen, professor, business department 

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” —Matt.6:33 (NIV) Rev. Aaron Winkle, associate chaplain, campus ministries 

“The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.” —John 1:14 (The Message) Jeff Bouman, director, service-learning center 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

—Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Ebonie Atkins, program coordinator, multicultural student development

VERGE: winter 2012

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