Q. When and how did you get involved with Student Life?
Through a church friend, just before I started my first year of uni, who happened to be a leader at Student Life. He persuaded me to go along to a leader’s planning retreat before I even started my first semester at uni. I had no idea what it was about, but what a blessing it has been that I went and then I got involved on campus!
Q. In what capacity is your involvement?
I have been involved in a leadership capacity, planning and organising things, but what I really love is building a sense of community in fellowship. It’s been a privilege to co-lead a core group the past few semesters, in which we can all teach and learn from one another.
Q. What do you hope to achieve by working with Student Life?
To serve the Lord faithfully and boldly on campus, learning and equipping my knowledge and experiences, and applying them into my life and beyond campus.
Q. Tell us about the hurdles you have been able to overcome in order to reach students for Christ.
On the leader’s planning retreat, I’ve prayed for boldness and not being ashamed of my faith. I’m quite a reserved guy, but by the power of the Holy Spirit, I’ve been gradually more courageous and seeking more opportunities, just taking that step in faith in evangelism.
Q. What is the most Bible passage you cling to? Why does it speak to you so much?
So often I can be reluctant to share or talk about my faith, for different reasons such as what other people will think of me. The passage: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” (Romans 1:16) reminds me not to worry about all these things. But ultimately it is God that saves people, but I shall just be willing to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to share the Good News!