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From the staff


Survival of the fittest

 

Dear college-bound student:

The next four years of your life might be the worst ever. You’re probably moving away from home. A lot of the things you know and find comfort in are going to be pulled out from underneath you. There will be no more home-cooked meals, hitting Dad’s wallet for an easy $20, going to church with your family on Sundays, or even munching on a big bowl of Cap’n Crunch after sleeping in on Saturday morning. That stuff is history.

You’re going to have to make new friends, study harder than ever before, endure times of homesickness, share your space, trust others, ask for help, be vulnerable, do some rapid growing up and rely on God.

It won’t be easy.

You’re going to be tested, challenged and stretched every day by someone or something. On some days you’re going to want to pack up and go home. At night you might even cry yourself to sleep. Like we said, the next four years really might be the worst of your life.

They don’t have to be.

In fact, if you apply the following insider tips and strategies to surviving college, growing closer to God and preparing for life after graduation, you won’t just survive your college days — you’ll thrive in them.

How do we know that?

Because Jeremiah 29:11 says God has a great plan for every one of us. That’s right. Even though there are more than 6 billion people on this Earth, God has taken the time to plan something awesome for your life.

So don’t worry. The next four years will be excellent and worth all the changes. Just keep sticking with the plan.

Sincerely,

Today’s Pentecostal Evangel

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