On April 6, 1981 a highly respected and prominent Christian singer and song writer was born, Kari Brooke Jobe. Kari Jobe has been nominated for a Grammy Award and she won 2 Dove awards for her amazing musicianship. Kari Jobe is someone I look up to because she is a remarkable worship leader, an activist who really cares about other people and their struggles, and overall a magnificent and humble person that loves God and has a servant’s heart. Growing up in a Christian home can have great rewards if you are faithful and Kari Jobe found that out very quickly. At age 3 Kari Jobe loved to sing that is when she found her calling, being a worship leader.
It is the simplest, most transferable, and yes, most fun approach for moving believers closer to a biblical lifestyle marked by consistent witnessing (Sjogren, 2014). This is a great foundation for any church because when Christians are serving the communities through servanthood evangelism and outreach, the result of the witnessing is evident in society
It does not matter if it is basketball or football we are always excited to support the vols! The first thing I did after receiving my acceptance letter was drive over to show my grandparents’ house and show them. To see how proud they were of me, honestly gave me chills. I am beyond excited to arrive on campus as a student; I know that the next four years will shape me into the man I am to become. I have always held myself to a high academic and moral standard, therefore I believe joining a fraternity will be an amazing and helpful experience.
I sat and thought about that all through church and was in awe of my father’s love for God. A love that parents have passed onto their children for generations in my family. Throughout the years growing up since that day I went to various youth groups, masses, and retreats but it wasn’t until my church sent me on a mission trip that I really understood what the love of God was. It was the Summer of my Freshman year in highschool and I was all packed and ready to make the long drive to
Each year, Graduation Rites, Commencement Exercises, Moving Up Ceremonies (whatever you may call them) bring profound joy not only to the students but most of all to the parents and guardians who are always working hard to provide for their children the best catholic education. St. John Bosco Academy has given to our beloved country and to the Universal Church graduates who have been formed and taught in a Christian way, who continue to bring honor to this Institution, and who are still standing tall in the society making St. John Bosco proud. To you, dear students, it is always great to have someone to look up to. Being students of St. John Bosco Academy, I presume you have known our very own St. John Bosco like you know your best friend.
I would soon come to realize that Nicaragua would teach me three lesson that would stay with me forever: how to live fully, that material needs are not everything, and that living for Christ is everything. When arriving in Nicaragua everyone I meet was full of life and had so much joy. These people lived their life to the fullest and did not let the struggles of life get them down. One of the best examples of this was Anna. Anna was in her thirties and lived with her family.
I would love to be a part of this prestigious organization, and I am honored for the consideration. One of the many reasons I would like to be accepted is because I have always had a passion to serve the community. I realized this in 2011, while spending three months in the Dominican Republic adopting my brother, Alex. Since then, I have become a life group leader of a four-year-olds Sunday school class at my church, Forest Hill. This opportunity has taught me about leadership and the need for role models in our community; particularly as it relates to children of a young age.
Show Them God’s Love: The adage, “they won’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” exemplifies this point. To truly wow kids in your VBS, you must show them God’s love. Show them your church cares about them. Make it obvious that you care about them as a person, not as a name on a roll. When you do this successfully, kids will feel welcomed and loved, which will lead them to come back again and again.
I decided for the 2017 Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen pageant my platform was going to be “Have Faith”. Everything I did on and off the stage would reflect the same love and kindness the Lord blessed me and my family with when he placed Faith in our home. I would spread my message of having faith in every circumstance because you never know what the Lord will do with it and the creation he can make from it. While I went there hoping to leave as “Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen 2017” I knew I had a greater purpose and bigger mission than just a crown. For the first time in my life I was unapologetically myself.
After a few years of being in the first stage I was in the dogmatic faith stage. In this stage, I was applying myself ceaselessly to earning the love and approval of the Supreme Being (Gold, 2010). I thought I was doing the work of the lord and that if I did that I would be an important person for it. I never wanted to do the wrong thing and even was very over worried about my sexual behaviors or openness to start doing things in that realm as a high school student. At the same time, I think that church was a good and stable place for me to be at that time regardless, but looking back it seems to be a pretty foolish way of thinking that it was the only way to do right in the world.