"I have finally found my place in church."
I came to IABC in January 2018 and had my dream coming true after wanting to go to a bible college for many years.
I came here as a completely broken, hurt and lonely girl. I was a so called stay at home Christian, meaning I was not part of a church. Actually my view on church was really distorted. The fact that this was a church-based bible college was something that worried me, and I remember thinking where I would fit in, and what I would be able to contribute with. All of the sudden I had to get used to church life.
Slowly things I learned at the school started having a positive effect on me, it softened my heart and made me more open to see the truth about so many subjects in a different light, to see the truth in so many other areas in my life and in things around me as well. My whole horizon was broadened.
My view on people changed, my view on church changed, my view on Christianity changed, my view on praise changed. It took a long time to break down habits, assumptions, thinking patterns, and reactions But He did it. He finally had the chance to work on me properly, to sharpen me, and to teach me to see the world through His eyes.
I have changed a lot in this place. I am more outgoing and secure than I was when I started, I see people for the gold they carry, I do not run away from challenges and I have finally found my place in church which is hosting people and making them feel at home and welcomed. I’ve gotten to know God on a completely other level, I got to know the history of the bible and understand everything better. I learned how to do life with other people, how to embrace them as they are, and how to live my life to the fullest.