A Whirlwind of a Week

by saramartin on July 21, 2014

This last week was kind of crazy to say the least. It was nice having the week off from work, but it isn’t like I had nothing to do. I was still busy. However, I managed to make significant progress on one of my projects and sleep quite a bit which was much needed.

The week started out like any other, going to church and participating in the worship service. Sometimes participating is by sitting and listening, other times by helping out in some way, but this week it was by helping lead worship. The church band that I sing in played last week in worship for the youth report Sunday, and I really enjoyed it. As we practiced, I wasn’t too convinced but while singing and seeing the kids’ faces while we worshipped, all the practice was worth it.  I caught up with a few of my friends on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday was busy with church meetings, and Thursday was to be as well, but I got the stomach flu. It slowed me down and definitely put me out of commission for the next three days. I was kind of disappointed, but because I wasn’t moving 100 miles a minute, I was able to be there for people who needed me most.

I found out Thursday morning that Nicolas, a friend from FPU was in a serious car accident that has since left him in a coma and needing very serious procedures. Since I was lying down with nothing to do, I was able to inform friends and classmates of his what was going on. The outpouring of support has been incredible and it goes to show that the students, faculty, and staff at Fresno Pacific are more than just familiar faces, but rather a family. I’d like to ask again that you pray for Nicolas and his family as his family and friends are looking for a miracle to restore Nicolas to his healthy self.

As the week came to a close, I broke down realizing how precious life is and how each day given to us is a gift and not a right. I’ve enjoyed the time I had off, but I’m looking forward to this new week and what it will bring. With the new opportunities, new friendships, and new perspectives, who wouldn’t look forward to the upcoming week?

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A Special Request

by saramartin on July 18, 2014

Yesterday I was informed that one of my friends, a fellow Sunbird, was in a very serious accident Wednesday night. His name is Nicolas and he is going into his junior year at Fresno Pacific this fall. I’m asking that you pray for him, his family, and the doctors as he goes through numerous tests, surgeries, and different procedures to restore him to his previous state of health. I know that miracles happen, and I am praying for a miracle for Nicolas right now. Please join me in prayer.

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A Full Summer

July 14, 2014

One of the perks of going to Fresno Pacific is the long summer that we get. Since it is almost four months long, I’ve taken advantage of all the time that I’ve had. I have filled the last nine weeks with friends, food, work, and lots of time to get things done that I didn’t […]

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Deciding on a Career

July 9, 2014

It seems like only yesterday I was packing up my bags and moving onto the FPU campus for the first time. Now as I am headed into my junior year, I can’t believe how fast time has gone by. As the days go by, I realize that I am one step closer to graduation, which […]

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Hey! I’m Sara!

July 8, 2014

Hey there! My name is Sara and I am a student at Fresno Pacific. I have been at the school for two years now, and it has been incredible. Fresno Pacific was the school I wanted to go to since I was in eighth grade when my mom started taking classes at FPU to get […]

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Which school is the best?

June 13, 2014

I had an interesting conversation the other day. I was telling my friend how I received straight A’s this semester and a young man overheard us. He seemed shocked and said, “Wait, what college do you go to?” After telling him I went to FPU, he said, “Oh, that makes sense. I go to UC […]

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A Summer Update

May 21, 2014

It is week two of summer and I am already starting to feel a little lazy. It feels weird not having to work on homework or study for tests because my academics are a huge part of my life. Speaking of which, I did technically get straight A’s this semester, but I no longer have 4.0 […]

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Wrapping Up the Year

April 30, 2014

The sun is out to stay, students are playing games on The Green and free ice cream is being given out in the forest. This could only mean one thing: summer is coming soon. As exciting as it is to think I only have a week and a half left of school, I can’t help […]

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Learning to be a Leader

April 9, 2014

This past weekend I went to Cal Baptist University to attend CCLC (Christian College Leadership Conference) with various other leaders from our school. This conference is meant to help us connect with other leaders, learn new ideas, and prepare for the upcoming year. We were fortunate to have Josh Riebock as our guest speaker and […]

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Transitioning into Spring

March 18, 2014

The second half of the second semester has officially begun and students are busier than ever. With only eight weeks left of school, everyone is hustling to finish papers, ace exams, bring up their grades, register for next year, plan for the summer and somehow still have time to enjoy college life. In the midst […]

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