Each year, ShareHim and The Quiet Hour take hundreds of students from more than 25 colleges and university to share the gospel around the world. These students come from a variety of backgrounds and are pursuing various fields of study. You can imagine that this is a life-changing experience for many of these students.
Perhaps this life-changing experience is best illustrated by Vanessa’s story. Vanessa, a nursing student at FHCHS, participated with Chaplain Reynold Acosta and six other FHCHS students during their summer break in the country of El Salvador. With encouragement from a close friend, Vanessa signed up to go on this trip.
Chaplain Acosta spent several months studying with the other students who were preparing to preach in and around the city of San Salvador during the trip. While in San Salvador, Acosta met with the students daily to pray together and discuss the sermons for each night. When Acosta asked Vanessa how the last night’s meeting had gone, she responded “I get it!” “I was not sure what she was talking about,” Acosta responded, “So I asked her what ‘it’ was.” Again, she said, “I get it, it all makes sense now. I want to be baptized.”
During the final Friday night of her campaign, Vanessa made a heartfelt appeal for others to come to Christ. She told the audience how much she longed for them to fall in love with God, just as she had fallen in love with Him. Vanessa and Acosta are planning for her baptism, which will take place at the beach, with family, friends, and classmates present.
Stories like Vanessa’s remind us how young adults can make a difference in our world. Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences is committed to the mission of healthcare. We realize that interacting with people is more than just diagnosing or treating a disease. It is seeing the individual who is sick or hurting as a child of God and ministering to them. Our graduates are making a difference in healthcare settings around the world every day.