Testimonies

Real stories
From real students

Meg

All he’s asking is for me to have a little more faith every day.  Which is hard.  But it means that whatever my earthly family looks like, I will still have a living, loving and REAL relationship with my heavenly Father. 

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Susannah

In terms of getting a straightforward answer, this story doesn’t have a conventional happy ending. I’m not here saying, ‘I've got this now, I know what I’m going to do next, and everything is sorted.’

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Vi

‘Enough’ is an elusive feeling in Cambridge. Time is short and we don’t have enough of it. 

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Jack

God’s approval isn’t based on how lovable I am, but on how loving He is. And because that doesn’t change, and I can’t screw it up, a big pressure is lifted from my shoulders.

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Derk

Things came full circle for me as my search for truth brought me back to the gospels, to read the historical accounts of the life and words of Jesus for myself. At the same time, I saw the real impact that Jesus has on people as frail, vulnerable and lost as myself.

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Daniel

Despite knowing the intellectual arguments for faith and knowing God to some extent, it didn’t quite seem enough and doubts would sometimes creep into my mind.

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Peter

To become a Christian is simply to pray to God that He would forgive our wrong-doing, not be punished but be restored to a right relationship with God and receive eternal life.

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Hannah

But joy isn’t the same as happiness. It is rooted in a confidence that God is good no matter what.

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Robin

My words, or even tears, cannot begin to express the joy that I have felt, and continue to feel, through following Jesus in all I do

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Jonathan

When I get real with myself, I see that actually I'm pretty weak. I can try all I want and still the thing that made me happy today will seem dull and uninteresting tomorrow unless I work, work, work to keep it polished and exciting. And that's exhausting.

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David

There was so much hope in the moments of loss, there was joy and comfort and strength for me when I felt so weak.

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Dan

You might think that’s the wackiest thing you’ve ever heard, but if it’s true, it’s more important than anything else. So surely it’s worth finding out?

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Becca

When things are seemingly overwhelming with work or rowing or other things, turning to God is turning to someone who knows it all, there is nothing that he doesn’t know or understand. 

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Philip

Where is God in the midst of tragedy? What difference does knowing Him make when everything seems out of control? These questions became real to me over the last two years with the sudden passing of my father.

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Claire

It’s definitely true that since I started following Jesus, God has been working in me to heal, grow, and change me in ways I could never achieve on my own.

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Ji Xun

I would tell God to reveal Himself to me every day, and I would put in a little effort to read the Bible. I thought to myself: if He is real, He would hear me. And I wasn't wrong.

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Hannah

God is reclaiming my story, forgiving the bad and showing me the light of the good. I don’t know where you’re at with regret, but may I ask you that one gentle question? Have you thought about forgiveness? 

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