If asked a year ago if she would ever consider going on a mission trip to Cambodia, OCU sophomore Sophia Donaldson would have exclaimed, “You were crazy!” Yet, today, Sophia with 12 other adventurous students is set to be on mission in Cambodia, May 29th through June 12th, 2018.
Unlike some participants, Sophia has felt a clear calling from God to undertake this mission. Playing guitar since age ten, but not serious about it until this year, Sophia strongly feels God wants her to go to Cambodia and play music for the people. It’s that simple and clear. Despite initial doubts, she decided on the trip.
Her faith and relationship with God guides everything she does: “God has been preparing me for something this big. He knows how fearful I am to take big leaps of faith. I don’t know necessarily what talent he will use when I am there, but he sees something that will help the Cambodians I will meet and will help me grow.”
Working part-time at Meijer while participating in a small group and numerous campus activities, Sophia strives to grow in her faith and inspire others to follow her example. A commuter, she finds getting involved on campus isn’t easy, but Sophia has made a priority of living life to the fullest in the most authentic way possible.
“God asked me to go on this trip,” she explains. “He said, ‘I want you to go. This is something I am expecting you to go on, and you can’t miss this opportunity.’ He wants me there. I don’t know why yet, but I am going. I don’t know why God does what He does, but I love Him.”
Sophia is conquering her calling and encouraging others to do likewise.
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