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HE PLACED ME WHERE I BELONG

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

In Bermuda, there is only one Seventh-day Adventist school. My parents did not want me going to a public school or any other school that was not Christian because they did not believe that I was spiritually ready; to be honest, I was not. So, all my life I had been going to the same school and have always had the same friends. In eighth grade, I realized that the school I was attending was not great for my spiritual and academic needs. I told my parents how I felt about the whole situation and they understood, but did not even want to consider the idea of me going to another school. Then I realized that God was the One who makes my decisions, so everyday I would pray and ask God to do what He thought was best for me. As the days were going by, it seemed like my chances of going to another school were getting lower. I felt ignored by God, and I started to get angry because I wanted things to go my way but they did not. Then during church one time, my dad recited a text — Jeremiah 29:11. That text made me realize that God wants only the best for me, so I just put all my trust in Him and believed that He had a plan for me. Several weeks later, my parents heard of a school in the United States they thought was perfect for what I was looking for — Mount Pisgah Academy. Sometimes it may feel like God has left us, or wants to make our lives miserable but He does not. He only wants the best for us. We just have to trust and listen.

By: Yasmine Tull ('23)

Hamilton, Bermuda

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