Don’t Hold Back - Missions Chapel 2016

Ohio Christian University’s Religion Department was pleased to host Carolyn Knight for the first Missions Chapel of 2016. In addition to Carolyn’s 10 years as a pioneer evangelist and church planter in East Africa, she served stateside as a college professor in Missions and Counseling.

During her time of teaching, she felt the leading of God to be involved in making a difference in the arena of sexual exploitation and currently directs the ministry Light In Darkness — an anti-human trafficking, strip club ministry focused on witnessing to women trapped in that lifestyle. Carolyn’s message to our students focused on the importance of awareness to the pain and suffering that is in the world. Through her stories about mission work, students were impacted and exposed to the privileges American Christians have.

One student, Janett Burgos, said, “I loved when she talked about how we have it so easy in the States. It was convicting but encouraging because it reignited a passion for reaching lost souls. The same Spirit lives here as in other countries.”

She reminded students that as Christians, there is an inherent responsibility to let others know that there is a place called hell and that we should be willing to “crawl on our hands and knees through sharp glass to tell others” — the sharp glass being the messy, dirty, or shameful areas of life. Many students were awakened to the need to reach victims of human trafficking through her message.

Carolyn left our students with a challenge saying, “Don’t hold back—shine wherever you are!” Ohio Christian University is thankful for Carolyn’s ministry and taking the time to speak truth to our students.


— written by student Joshua Harshbarger —

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