Finding Jesus at Milo Adventist Boarding School Provided the Opportunities

My relationship with Christ was never really anything to talk about, but after attending Milo for two years, that’s what I want to do.

When I was 7, my parents divorced. My brothers and I were devastated. My dad moved out, and my older brother became a father-figure, which I highly disliked. I was so hurt that I turned to rebellion and bad personal decisions to help me through. Then when I was 8, my dad got remarried, and I remember that hurting me more than the divorce. My brothers and I decided that it would be the best for us if we moved in with our dad and our new stepmom. They attended a Seventh-day Adventist church in a small town, so that’s where we went too. They sent us to a small private Christian elementary school, which I really enjoyed.

I decided to go to Milo my freshmen year and even though I enjoyed my year there, I moved back home to attend public school my sophomore year. I didn't like it—it was so big. I was very unhappy that year, even depressed. I couldn't wait to get back to Milo.

Since I've came back, I have grown closer to God. Milo is like a home with a big, loving family. The spiritual atmosphere on campus has allowed me to find myself and find the God that I had heard about, but had never experienced. I am much happier with the life I live today in Christ. I’ve learned about the joy of serving others, which has led me to my career choice in social work. I want to help others fill the emptiness in their lives with the fullness of God’s love.

July 01, 2007 / Oregon Conference
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