Prayer paves the way for college

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I was an exceptionally busy student in high school. From academics, to varsity sports, to extracurriculars, I involved myself in a wide array of activities and learned many important life- lessons during this time. The ideals I encountered of scholarship, morality, responsibility, and leadership formed my perspective on work, family, friendship, personal worth, and purpose. And when I applied to my activities the lessons I was learning in Christian Science about God, and man as His perfect expression, I not only found answers to the day-to-day challenges I faced in school, but also experienced a demonstration of supply that has been central to my life.

My father passed on when I was in elementary school. Though my dear mother immediately began working—and taking accounting classes to gain a better understanding of business—when I was in eighth grade, she told me she was afraid we didn’t have the money to pay for my college education.

Mom and I regularly attended a local branch Church of Christ, Scientist, where she was a member and I was enrolled in the Sunday School. So, during our conversations about college, she would regularly remind me of what Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (p. 494). She knew that if my place was at college, God, Love, would provide a way for me to attend. She encouraged me to become a student that a college would like to enroll. So, in high school I became as active as possible. For four years I participated in interscholastic athletics, was active in student government, sang in the choir, and took the college preparatory courses that my school offered.

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