At MNU, and in most college dormitories, there is an Residential Assistant, or RA, assigned to a every hall. I’d like to think that the RA’s at MNU have a special kick to them, and that they give off a sense of home–in fact, I know that there is something different about the RA’s at MNU because I interviewed one, and I know that having someone who makes you feel like you “belong“, while you’re in a strange new place, can make the world that much better.
So let me introduce you to Terrin Garber:
-Where are you from?
Carthage Missouri. Originally from Houston Texas. but moved here the summer before 8th grade.
-What year are you?
-How was it, for you, when you moved in your freshman year? How did you feel? What were your fears and hopes?
It was awesome.
Fears: I didn’t have too many fears. I was excited to get to know more people.
Hopes: To do well in baseball, and to learn more about the bible.
-What do you think it takes to become an RA?
Know who you are; be willing to be selfless, and plan for spontaneous events. Learn to be adaptable; be a leader, and try to connect with others.
-Is it possible to truly love those whom you don’t like or get along with?
Yes. Prayer changes everything. You might not like someone and think you might not have anything in common with them, but you truly never know unless you try. A professor here, Dr. Dunn, always said, “You have to view people for whom Christ died.” When you view people that way, it’s easier to realize that God didn’t just sacrifice his son for you, but for everyone. We are called to love the unlovable, so love extravagantly.
-How would you say, that being a leader in a christian community, has impacted you?
It makes you grow up–I’m a completely different person than who I was two years ago. Being a leader makes you consider your actions and think about how your decisions could affect other people.
-Do you have any advice for the people who want to come to MNU?
COME! Don’t worry; don’t sweat the small stuff. When you feel like your world is crashing in, it’s probably not. Appreciate your parents; don’t rush things. Live NOW. Be here NOW. Highschool only happens once. You’ll only be 17 for one year, so give it all you’ve got!
What’s your favorite meal at Campus Center?
Country fried steak and spicy chicken.
Favorite worship song?
Because He Lives by the Gathors.
Pride and prejudice.
If you could change one thing that you’ve done today, what would it be?
I wouldn’t have put so much Italian dressing on my salad. ( <<<<—— Seriously…who says stuff like this???)
Welp, That’s all folks!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s blog!
See ya next time!