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Blind GRTS Student Achieves Dreams

Nicole Davis, who graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary on May 4, has not allowed her lack of sight to prevent her from achieving her life goals.

Though she underwent 20 eye surgeries attempting to salvage her vision, Davis went blind when she was 16 years old.

“Upon birth, my parents learned that I had an incurable eye condition called congenital Glaucoma,” she said. “I slowly lost my sight and was completely blind by the age of 16. Ultimately, God had another plan.”

Davis earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University and graduated from GRTS with a master’s degree in ministry education.

She currently serves as an intern at her home church, New Hope Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, and someday hopes to become an associate minister.

“Seminary has been a journey where I learned about the immutability of God, have been stretched, got married and had children,” Davis said. “I know that it was and is God who keeps and guides me every day.”

She has relied on God to be her stronghold through many scary and uncertain times.

“Through all the challenges I had to face, I knew that God was right by my side,” she said. “One of my favorite verses is Luke 1:37, which says, ‘For nothing is impossible with God.’”

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