Meet The Team: Nicholas ‘Nicho’ Whitelock

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Q. When and how did you get involved with Student Life?
I was checking out the christian stalls at O-Week in first year and was drawn to Student Life’s active model of discipleship and having a student-lead campus. The way that students are empowered to lead the movement on campus, while having support front the ‘missionaries’ is practical and invaluable training for ministry.

Q. In what capacity is your involvement?
At the moment, I’m involved in the leadership team for Student Life.

Q. What do you hope to achieve by working with Student Life?
Increasingly, I am drawn to see the Good News message of Christianity spread around the campus and people called to respond. I also really value seeing myself and others grow in our Christian walks.

Q. Tell us about the hurdles you have been able to overcome in order to reach students for Christ?
A significant barrier that I have been working through is learning to not be a people pleaser. Being strongly influenced by what others think can be quite a strong barrier to sharing the Gospel as it prevents someone from sharing something that may cause the other person to be uncomfortable.

Q. Which passage in the Bible speaks to you the most?
I really value the overarching story of the Israelites in the Old Testament, and how their continual neglect for God demonstrates the need for an ultimate sacrifice to be paid and how this paves the way for Jesus to come and be this sacrifice.

Amongst this overarching story is Isaiah 40:28-31. This passage paints an amazing picture of how great God is and yet how he gives strength to those that fear & trust him and seek his ways. I have found this very comforting in times of great hardship.

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