Hi friends! So, once again it has been a while since I’ve updated you on my progress of pursuing a marriage, couple and family counseling degree but that does not mean nothing has been happening. Since my last post in May, I have been working hard on the checklist of admission requirements. I have had to do the following to complete the admission process:
- Get my official transcripts from my last place of study with no less than a 3.0 GPA. Praise the Lord I worked hard back then and graduated with a 3.92!!
- Write a 300 – 500 word personal statement of purpose
- Find 2 people who would write me letters of recommendation
- Update my resume
- Answer 4 essay questions about what I believe my strengths and struggles will be as a counselor. Each had to be 150 words.
- Complete the application for admission and submit that, along with the application fee and the above stated paperwork.
I was able to get everything submitted by the beginning of September. At that point the waiting began and the praying kicked in to overdrive. You see, the application specifically says: “please bear in mind that we have more applicants than we have spots in the program, so not all applicants will be invited for an interview.” I had to fight against a good bit of self doubt as I waited. I just kept reminding myself that the Lord called me to this and if this was the school where He wants me to study, then He will make it happen.
I’m happy to share that on September 12 I received an e-mail from Messiah College’s admission office saying that they received all of my paperwork, my file is complete and asking for an interview with me at 10 a.m. (Pennsylvania time) on September 21, 2017. I was and still am SOOOOO excited!! As I read the e-mail and praised God I had tears in my eyes. This has been such a long journey so far and I feel like it’s truly starting now. The submission of my paperwork and the invitation for an interview have made this VERY real for me.
So I ask that you would please be praying for me for my upcoming interview. Again, I am struggling with a little nervousness and self-doubt (Will I be good enough in the interview?? Will they accept me into the program?? Can I really do this with all the work we have here with the ministry?? Where will the money come from if I actually do get accepted?? Am I really smart enough to earn a master’s degree??) but again I am placing it in the Lord’s hands. He put this in my heart, He’s gotten me this far and I know He will accomplish His great purpose in all of this!
Thank you all for your faithful prayers, love, and encouragement as we walk the next steps of this journey!