Student Corner: Student Musings on Multiplication

Throughout Scripture, we see God’s provision and promises multiply for His people. As a faith community, we firmly know and believe that the same process happens today in our Eastern Community. To reflect on and celebrate this theme, we surveyed our current student body to hear the ways that they’ve observed multiplication in their own lives this semester.

What's something in your life that you would love to see multiplied?

“I’ve enjoyed seeing my creative side come out in the past couple of years, but now I would like to refine it and expand upon it, so that I can make practical use of my skill. While I do enjoy writing simply for the sheer joy of it, I would like to use my gift to bless others in whatever way possible.” – Justin Higgins ’21, MA ’24, Counseling Psychology

“I would love to see my ‘list of gratitude’ multiply. I am working on being thankful, and showing gratitude for things present in my life. As Scripture says, ‘In all things giving thanks, for this is the will of God.’ I would like to be more present, so that I am able to actively align myself to the many blessings that God blesses me with each day.” – Tammy Johnson ’22, PK-4 Post Baccalaureate

What has been a way that you have seen God’s provision this semester?

“Senior year has been tough trying to think about the future. It's easy for me to get overwhelmed and want to figure everything out on my own. But God has shown me time and time again that He will provide for me– financially, with work, and with strength. He brought me to Eastern when I felt like I had no idea what to do after high school, and I know He will lead me somewhere right for me again after I graduate from college.” – Kari Miller ’22, Social Work

“At the beginning of the year, I felt like I was stuck in a desert. One of my most important goals was to get into grad school – I had previously been working for 20 years and professionally had come up against a wall. But I live by God's words every day, and without the guidance I find in Him and His wisdom, I would have been consumed by the darkness of this world. Eastern, a Christian university, has been a beacon of light I’ve found in this dark period. I am grateful for Eastern’s MBA & MS in Data Science.” – Anh-tu Hoang MBA/MS ’24, Organizational Management and Data Science

What are some of your favorite things that you can see “growing” on campus right now?

“I can see a lot of friendships growing between unlikely people, or people you think would be so different from each other being close friends.” – Ashley Eatmon ’22, Health Science

“The tulips that are beginning to peek through the soil! It is such a subtle and beautiful sign of flourishing in the world. We are coming out of a long winter, but the world is growing and blooming, and so are the students at Eastern. I'm so happy with who I have met this year, and the blossoming that the people around me are going through.” – Eden Locke ’22, Social Work

“Our community. Eastern is growing in our community through the inclusion we have around campus. This is seen through the many conversations about hard topics that are being had within the many departments of Eastern.” – Kambrie Tresko ’24, Psychology and Criminal Justice

This article was originally featured in the Spring 2022 Edition of Eastern Magazine. View the full magazine here.