Fulfilling One’s Passion

Scholarship Entrant: Isaiah from 1115 Michigan Avenue NE, DC
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Isaiah: 52

Everyone grows up aspiring to spend his or her life doing what fills him or her with pleasure. For me, that occupation would be pastoral ministry. Since I was fourteen years old, I have always wanted to become a pastor of a church; and I believe that such a dream can have a positive, powerful impact on the world. From personal experience, I can say that Jesus has provided me with an enormous amount of joy and hope through hard times, including losing my mother, having family conflicts, and much more. My desire is to provide that same blessing to others: a beacon of hope that can not only create a pathway to heaven and a venerable life, but also establish enduring joy and peace. Of course, a true church does not merely provide for spiritual growth, but for the physical needs of people as well. The church where I will serve as pastor will feed the homeless, visit orphanages, and go on missions trips to help people in need and more. Bringing about this goal is somewhat complicated, however. First, I plan to study civil engineering at UMD College Park. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, I hope to study at Seminary to become a pastor and work at a civil engineering firm contemporaneously. When I have finished said studies, I will utilize my civil engineering experience to plant a church. From then on, I will enjoy seeking to pour goodness into the lives of others.

Vote for Isaiah: 52

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