November 28, 2017
In 2008 the Great Sichuan earthquake shook China, bringing down entire villages and towns in its wake. Nearly 88,000 people were killed and more than 375,000 people were injured with hundreds of thousands displaced and homeless.
Over 1,000 miles away in Beijing, Colin and her family felt the aftershocks as it trembled through the country’s capital.
The devastation was astronomical and Colin’s father led his family and teams to help in disaster relief.
It was while playing with the children and walking among the makeshift homes of Chengdu that Colin first felt a desire to serve people in need of physical and spiritual aid.
Today, Colin is a fourth year student in Biola’s Nursing program where she’s being equipped to answer God’s calling on her life as a medical missionary. “My time at Biola has cultivated my faith and led me to pursue nursing and humanitarian crisis response work.” Through her studies in Biola’s Nursing program, Colin is being equipped to combine Christian care with nursing practice so that she can make an impact for Christ.
Through her Biola education, Colin has been empowered to act as the hands and feet of Christ, and her desire to be used as a vessel to reach people in crisis led her to the Philippines this past summer where she was able to serve expectant mothers and helped deliver 17 babies at Shalom Birthing Center, a missionary birthing clinic for at-risk mothers.
Her time at Shalom Birthing Center laid the foundation for the remainder of her summer while she served at a refugee camp helping families as well as disabled men and pregnant women.
“Everyone is grieving. Here at Biola I’m learning how to empathize with their suffering and to care for people spiritually, physically and emotionally. To care for people who have lost their comforts, who have lost their dreams, their goals and vision.” Through her nursing education Colin is being equipped to share the hope of Christ with the marginalized in our world.
“Thank you for not only blessing me, but my family as well. Your support has enabled me to be at Biola and has drastically changed my entire life. I feel so blessed and honored to have your support.”
Today is for students like Colin who have come to Biola to be equipped to share the hope of Christ with the world through their chosen fields. Today, you and I can help provide a world-class, Christ-centered education For All Students.
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