Josh Yang—How I Came To Southern
There once was a Man who walked this earth. His mission was to serve. His mission was to save. His mission was to glorify His Father in Heaven. By God’s grace, that will be my mission also. It all started when I went to a little boarding school in Arkansas named Ouachita Hills Academy.
I became an Adventist after I came to the United States at the age of 6, but being in public school for eight years did not help my spiritual growth and has marred my perspective of Christianity. Just like how God took Moses to the wilderness for forty years, He took me to Ouachita Hills for four years to redirect my focus and to prepare me for the greater work ahead. The journey was not easy, but God led me and refined me like gold along the way. There were times where I felt like quitting and maybe even leaving the faith completely, but God’s love and power convinced me to persevere forward. During my Senior year, I came to know Jesus as my personal Savior. This event sparked a zeal in me to serve others, to help save the lost, and to ultimately glorify my Father in Heaven.
Coming to Southern Adventist University was a perfect choice because not only does it provide me with academic and career training, but also spiritual training for the life to come. I am grateful that I found the Savior of my life because He has led me to great places and will continue to help me press on to the high prize. Following the call from my Heavenly Father is how I came to be at Southern.