When I was first asked to give my testimony I thought, “Why give my testimony?” It isn’t very exciting, where I was saved from alcoholism or drug abuse. Someone told me though, that I can share my testimony to show how blessed I was. It is a testimony of God’s goodness and grace. I was born into a Christian family where I was constantly taught the Bible and had Godly parents as role models. My father worked on staff here at NBBI so I was also surrounded by people who loved the Lord, which was a big reason why I am now a student here at NBBI. Growing up, I was involved in Church every week, did Awana programs and also youth group in high school. God was faithful in watching over me in high school while being surrounded by negative influence. He helped me to not stray from the faith.
In my last year of high school, I had made up my mind not to go to NBBI, because I lived there all my life, but God had other plans for me. I think God had Psalms 119: 9-11 in mind when sending me to NBBI, to learn His Word and live my life devoted to please Him. Now I am in my senior year here and I have enjoyed the past years so much. God has taught me to rely on Him and how great He is. Being involved at school in things like SEM team, praise team, Bermuda missions trips and now as student body president has been challenging, but God is faithful, and I have grown and enjoyed these times so much. I encourage you to keep us students in your prayers as we finish the school year and decide where God is leading us in our future jobs and ministries.
Post by: Samuel Rushton, NBBI Senior Student, Student Body President
This article appears in the February 2011 NBBI Open Bible Bulletin