New ExperiencesBy Joe Stowell on November 18, 2016
When I heard that one of our students had written and published a book over the summer, I was not surprised! Kim Kim Andrews, a senior psychology major, has been an outstanding student since the day she arrived on campus.
As a pastor's kid in India, Kim Kim was exposed to much of the brokenness that her country faces and grew up with a strong interest in counseling young women and adolescents. When her father is not pastoring their home church, he works with an organization helping girls who are rescued from trafficking.
Writing her book "But What About Love?" was just one of the ways Kim Kim decided to reach out to these young women. Today, over 500 copies of her book are circulating in India, spreading the message of God's love in a country that tries to choke out the gospel.
I'm amazed at the ways Kim Kim continues to challenge herself and pursue new opportunities. After spending the summer as a missions intern at Woodside Bible Church in Troy, Michigan, she decided to try a completely new experience this semester, interning at D.A. Blodgett St. John's where she works with kids who have special needs. She says she has never dealt with special needs and wanted to challenge herself. "I can't say that I don't want to do it unless I've experienced it," she says."We don't discover new things unless we put ourselves in situations to grow outside our comfort zones."
Students like Kim Kim who actively pursue their calling to influence this world for Jesus Christ and spread His love in dark places is just one of the many reasons why I love it here!