Adventist Education Means Spiritual Growth

July 03, 2019 | Education | Savannah Zamora

Have you ever struggled with your personal walk with God? I know, even if it’s hard to admit, everyone has at some point. It’s especially hard when you don’t have people there to support you, share your questions with and have a nice talk or prayer with. Having that kind of support can help a person so much and change a person's life for the better.

My own personal spiritual walk with God has been a bumpy road but has now straightened out more. I grew up in a Christian Seventh Day Adventist family but in a way that made it a little harder for me to make my own connection with God. I knew all these stories and believed in God but didn’t have that personal connection with God myself. When I started attending an Adventist private school I was able to learn about God on a deeper level the older I got and was able to participate in youth group events with my friends from church and school.

Having a Bible class at my school has been the most important class in my opinion. Each year every teacher has helped me look at scripture in a different way that has greatly impacted my life. Always something new with new questions, exciting and interesting topics. For me it's just amazing to learn about and I love the discussions my class has. I especially like how it is more about how we can grow spiritually rather than just giving us something to read and answer questions. It is much more than that; it is a time that as a class and school we can each connect with God and share our beliefs and questions with each other and talk freely about our love for Jesus. Having a Bible class has helped me tremendously. It has helped me be more comfortable with sharing some either good or bad experiences I have had in my life with my classmates and teachers and have this family like bond with them.

The connections I have made with my teachers and classmates will stay with me forever and the influence my school has had on me has changed my life. From being in an Adventist school with wonderful teachers who are amazing role models, I’ve committed my life to Jesus and have been baptized. I don’t know how long it would have taken or if I would’ve even made that choice at all if I had not been in an Adventist school where I am surrounded by godly, loving, caring, helpful people.

Everyone at school has helped me in one way or another either big or small, and I know that I needed to be in that kind of environment. The school has also given me many opportunities with mission trips and reaching out to others that have given me a more thankful and positive outlook in life. I am so thankful that I went to an Adventist school. I don’t know how I would be without those influences in my life.