This past year, I had the privilege of being the Local Outreach Chair at Heritage. Growing up and even in my first year, sharing my faith was something I tried to avoid because I was afraid of being judged. I would try to pass by verses in the Bible about evangelism, using the excuse that “I didn’t have the gift”. For the longest time, I let fear hold me back from doing what God had commanded of all His people.
But last year, God completely changed my heart and opened up my eyes to the brokenness around me and gripped me with the urgent need for the gospel. We had the chance to share the good news with countless people and be the hands and feet of Christ to the poor and needy. I was able to witness God move in incredible ways and I am so thankful to have been a part of it.
So many of my friends and I who once never considered missions are now planning on devoting our lives to proclaiming the gospel to unreached people groups. I can’t wait to see how God continues to use the students at Heritage for the furtherance of His kingdom in Canada and around the world.
To read Shannon’s story and more updates from this past academic year, please read the Heritage College & Seminary Spring & Summer 2020 Newsletter.