From among 55 applicants, Evangel Classical Christian School Senior Lacy Pierce has been chosen as the 2018 Birmingham Christian Family Scholarship Recipient. Pierce will be able to use the $500 Scholarship at the college of her choice. An independent panel of judges, including clergy and education professionals, chose Pierce’s essay answer to the question-
“How will you use your college education to better live out your Christian faith in your community?”
Living to Serve
1 Peter 4:10 states, “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” As a follower of Christ and a young leader in my community I believe that I live to serve, and not to be served and that I should lead by serving others. Ever since I was a child I knew that no matter what occupation I had as an adult I wanted to work with children. I have a love and passion for children for they are the future generations of our nation and world. I am currently planning on attending The University of Alabama at Birmingham where I will work for a Kinesiology undergraduate degree and then go on to Occupational Therapy School for my master’s degree. Once I have completed my masters, I plan on being a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. I have chosen this field of work because it will allow me to work with children and impact them positively physically, mentally and spiritually. Being an occupational therapist will allow me to come along side families and children with disabilities and struggles and serve them in a way that reflects Christ and His love for us.
Ever since July of 2015 I have spent a week of my summer at Palmer Home, a children’s home in Columbus, Mississippi, with my youth group. I find so much joy in serving at Palmer Home, but I find most of my joy in sharing Christ with the children that are there. Over the years of going to and serving at Palmer Home, I have bonded with two girls in particular. I have loved getting to know these girls, pour into them, and share with them the joy and comfort that can be found in Christ. As a current senior at Evangel Classical Christian School, I am thankful for the great Christian teaching I have received, and I am very excited for the next stage of life that God has prepared for me. I am looking forward to using my leadership skills, love of children and serving others, and passion for Christ to impact those who I meet…”
-Lacy Pierce, Birmingham Christian Family Scholarship Recipient
Special Thanks to our scholarship sponsor, Belhaven University, www.belhaven.edu