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Ever since I was little I have had a heart for people. I have always wanted to know what was going on in their lives, and how I could help them. When I entered high school I did not want to go to college at all. I have always been good at school, but I have never liked it. After I graduated high school I wanted to move to a third world country, live in a hut, and tell people about Jesus while teaching English at a local school. This was not an option for my parents, so I began to look at schools. When I stumbled upon Ouachita Baptist University, I looked into psychology because I thought it might help me understand why people think and feel the way they do. I met with Dr. Wight Spring of 2015, and something he said to me has resonated with me for the past years. He told me “pretty smiles and hearts that love Jesus can’t change the world”. This was when it finally hit me that I did need college. I needed college to help me help people. Thus, counseling was put on my heart.


This paper was submitted as part of the Introduction to Social Justice course (SJUS 1003) taught by Dr. Myra Houser.



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