Hi! My name is Kim House and I live in Forest, Virginia. This is my second year at Liberty. I am studying elementary education and one day, Lord willing; hope to be a missionary teacher. I was born into a Christian family and have two wonderful parents who love the Lord and put Him number one in their lives. My parents took me to church and I was able to go to a Christian school in New Jersey. So, I grew up going to church and hearing about Jesus and the Bible. I was very little, around 4 years old, when I very slightly remember asking Jesus to come into my heart. When I was around 8 years old, I remember my third grade teacher talking about the Rapture in Bible class. She was also talking about the Romans Road and what it really means to be saved. I realized I did not know for sure if I was going to Heaven when I died. I remember one night I got into trouble for doing something at home and my mom came in my room to talk to me. I told her I did not for sure if I was saved. So we prayed together and I told Jesus I was sorry for my sins and asked him to come into my life. I remember feeling such a peace after that. I was so happy and excited!
The summer before my senior year of high school, my dad told me something that really changed everything for me. He was going to Liberty University and interview for a job. He really felt the Lord leading our family to move and come to Virginia. Well, of course, I was so upset! I loved the school I was at and had great friends and was just so comfortable there. He came down and interviewed and got the job at Liberty. We very quickly moved to Forest, Virginia. I just did not know why God was doing this, and was just really upset. I will be honest; it was a really hard year! Through it all, God really taught me to lean wholly on Him. He will take care of me and He is all I need. That was a tough year for me, and I wish I had had a better attitude about it. God is in control and He does everything for a reason. I am so thankful I can come to Liberty. I have met some great people and have had some great teachers.
Ever since I can remember I have loved missions. I was so excited when missionaries would come to my church and talk about the different places they went and what they did. At a missions conference at my church, when I was a young teen, I told the Lord I was wiling to go anywhere He wanted me to go. “Here I am Lord, Send me” was and still is my prayer to the Lord. I have been able to go on some amazing missions trips with my church. They really have broadened my horizons and opened my eyes to other cultures.
I also have also always wanted to be a teacher. I want to make a difference in children’s lives. So, I really feel the Lord leading me to be a missionary teacher. I am not sure where the Lord wants me to go, but I am willing to go anywhere. All I want to do is bring Him glory! I am excited to see what the future holds!