Continuing in our series of past students reflecting on how the programme has impacted them, this week we are hearing from Kara Kauffman.
Kara Kauffman – Spring 2017
God did so many things in my life during the four months that I spent in Scotland through the Semester in Scotland program. Among others, He strengthened my faith in new and different ways, He brought me into a better state of self-discipline, He gave me confidence in my identity and personality, He allowed me many opportunities to travel to remarkable places, and He provided me with a wealth of new friends. The intentional design of the program to give us time and space to deepen our relationship with God and cultivate good habits in our spiritual lives made this possible.
Upon returning to Beaver Falls in the summer and resuming college in the fall, I could see the differences that had been made in my spiritual life and my spiritual growth has continued. I have also become more intentional about investing in my friendships here as well as keeping up with friends in Scotland, and I have even discovered myself to be a more disciplined student.
Lastly, I experienced firsthand the truth that the body of Christ transcends distance, age, gender, culture…and whatever else marks differences by earthly measurements. Even upon meeting members of the Airdrie RP church for the first time I was aware of the relationship that I already had with them as brothers and sisters in Christ, and the fellowship was that much sweeter.