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Accepting the call to foreign missions at fourteen, Lauren pursued her calling by going on mission trips, participating in a gap year, and studying missions at North Greenville University. While serving as an interim youth minister and houseparent at a children’s home, she still felt her heart pulling her to the nations. After praying for God to direct her steps, she knew to accept the opportunity of serving with Global Year. She is currently support raising and will be serving in Romania as the Student Life Director.

Q&A with Lauren:

If you weren’t in ministry, what would you be doing?

I would be a mental health counselor-trauma focused. I love to see the transformation of emotional scarring being healed through the hope Christ offers.

Talk about how your childhood has affected your life today. 

My parents are followers of Jesus and raised my brother and me to follow Christ no matter how abnormal it may seem to others. My childhood involved moving around a lot and I gained an adventurous spirit through that.

When did you make Jesus your Lord and Savior?

I accepted Jesus as my savior as a young child. When I was thirteen, I had a spiritual encounter with Jesus where he spoke over me, “you are mine, I love you, live for me.” At nineteen,I finally learned what it meant to give everything over to Jesus and be authentic in my walk with him, no longer hiding the ugly parts I was ashamed of.

Other than Jesus, who has been an influential person(s) in your life?

My parents and my younger brother have all influenced me in positive ways. They have always pointed me to Christ in various situations and showed me through example how to live out my walk with God authentically.

What is your favorite verse?

Isaiah 43:1b “fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”

Isaiah 43:18-19 “remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”

Romans 8:28 “and we know that for those who love God all things work together for good for those who were called according to His purposes.”

Favorite movie?

I probably have a favorite in every genre. But I’ll go with Beauty and the Beast and A Walk to Remember.

Other than Jesus, who would you most like to have lunch with?

Lacey Strum. I love her music and her story of redemption that inspires it.

What’s your secret ambition?

To become a published author.

What favorite books, besides the Bible, are on your shelf?

Wayne Grudem’s “Systematic Theology,” Francine Rivers “Redeeming Love,” literary classics such as Pride and Prejudice, and young adult fiction such as the Selection series. (I’m a book nerd.)