Graduation Reflections

We recently had the privilege of graduating two of our residents from our program! For those of you who were able to attend the ceremony, you know what a blessing it was to hear these ladies proclaim the awesome message of the gospel and the power of the Word of God to transform their lives.

We are so proud of all of our graduates over the years, and we know that their journey is not over. For the rest of their lives, they must choose to believe truth and run after Christ with all their hearts. Like all of us, there is a war going on between our sinful nature and who we now are in Christ. But we want all of our graduates to know this: Christ is more that powerful enough to help us all to live victorious lives for Him, and through Him we are more than conquerors!

In Philippians, Paul speaks about the goal of being conformed to Christ and knowing Him more. He states, “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:12-14) This is our prayer for our graduates for the rest of their lives, that they will continue to press on with a single-minded goal: to please the Lord and know their Savior more and more.

Bethany Dunn
Bethany heard about Vision of Hope while attending Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. When she began praying about what God wanted her to do after graduating, He kept bringing Vision of Hope to her mind. Knowing that there was an internship available, Bethany applied, was accepted, and began her internship with VOH in July, 2012. Since then she has been amazed at the opportunities God has given her to learn more about His Word and how it applies to everyday life. Bethany now serves on staff at Vision of Hope.