God works in amazing ways!

Hey! My name is Troy, and I’m a Speech Education major from Southern California. Let me just start out by saying that our God works in amazing ways!

All my life I knew I’d be going to Pensacola Christian College, but my motivation for going is what changed throughout the years. Both my parents graduated from PCC, so I figured all growing up that I would too. My parents love the College and have always been grateful for the great education and spiritual guidance they received as students. As I heard their stories and about God’s leading in their lives as young people, I couldn’t wait to experience it all for myself.

Before my freshman year of high school, my parents came to me and told me about a Speech & Drama Camp being offered at PCC. This was an incredible opportunity! I told my parents that I would love to go, so they sent me and a friend to the drama camp. It was a blast, and I didn’t want to go home! Little did I know that this would not be my only summer trip to Pensacola. My parents allowed me to go back two more years. Youth Outreach Ministry offers many camps on PCC campus throughout the summer, and I would encourage anyone who wants a sneak peak at the College to visit during this time.

After these trips, I felt more and more like the Lord was leading me to Pensacola Christian College, but still I had no peace. My high school principal decided to take a trip to the College so about fifteen students went with her (including me) in November of 2009. The trip was such an eye-opener as I saw the College during a normal week of classes. I was able to visit the Sports Center, a Fine Arts practice, an Eagles basketball game, and the Sunday church services. Most importantly though, I received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior on this trip!! Some college students had put together a prayer group, and I decided to go that night. Many upperclassmen gave their testimonies, and I knew right then and there that my lack of peace was really a lack of the Lord in my life. It was the most exciting feeling ever to finally become a child of God! I knew by the end of the night that Pensacola Christian College was where I was supposed to be.

As you prepare for college, remember to consult your heavenly Father each day. I’m so glad that I did, and I am now in the center of His will. PCC truly is a great place to grow in the Lord and to learn how to live a life for Him. I can’t wait to take the talents He’s given me in speech and drama and use them for Christ in my future.

Pray to the Lord and consider attending Pensacola Christian College.

—Troy

11 Responses

  1. Julie Hunter

    Wow! Troy you made it on the blog! Never give up and
    keep up the good work on speech. You have a God given tallent when it comes to drama and I know that he will use you in many ways.

    I can’t wait to see you in Fine Arts in just a few weeks!!!

    • Miriam

      I was there the night Troy received Christ as His personal Savior. That a great night up in the social hall. I actually wondered whatever happened to that high school student who got saved that night and now I know! You came here! And yes, I definitely agree God works in amazing ways! I too, received Christ here on campus my freshmen year here. Thank you for sharing your testimony and God bless!

  2. Laura Howell

    Yay, Troy! I’m so glad you came to PCC and were able to be a part of my senior Speech Education Recital this semester. Your love for the Lord and love for speech really shine through. Keep up the hard work! God has big plans for you! 😉

  3. Paige

    Yay! Troy is on the blog! Your testimony is so amazing! I am very glad you shared it with us, and I am also very glad that the Lord called you here so you could be my friend! 🙂

  4. Darian DePerte

    Wow, that’s really neat your parents went to PCC too! God sure does work in amazing ways. Best of luck to you in your major. I hope to see you perform at a Fine Arts sometime when I start this Fall. God Bless! (:

  5. Lauren

    Thats great and true, I have had many things coming in my life lately that I have no control over and i am a person who likes to know what I’m doing when and where.
    GOD has shown himself in the most marculous ways and this afternoon one of my friends texted me and told me that they felt like they should pray for me. NOW that is only GOD.
    It is amaing how GOD works in our lives and knows everything that is going to happen.

  6. Princess-Rose

    Troy! I’m so happy that God lead you to PCC! Can’t wait to take the journey through the Speech Major with you! I have seen you perform and you are very talented young man! Keep up the good work! Praying for you! :]

  7. Jessica Ross

    Hey Troy! You look so young in those pictures!….That is true..God does work in amazing ways:) thanks for the many memories we have made so far!…its always fun performing together!..cant wait to see the Hiding Place!

  8. Kayla Wiegers

    Whoa! I remember that night! I always wondered what happen to that high school student. It’s so great you are here, Troy! We serve and GREAT God!

  9. Ben Tobias

    Welcome to PCC!

  10. Kristina Silver

    Where in So CA? I’m in Riverside CA?

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