The Start of a New Chapter!August 29, 2013
My name is Jeremy Kinard and I’m so excited to be starting this blog where I be recording all of the great experiences of being a student at Liberty University. I’m a freshman and was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. It is truly a dream come true to finally be here and before I tell you a little bit more about myself I’d like to rewind back a year, when I started this incredible journey I find myself on now.
I had been out of high school for a year and was working full-time at Target. During that year I was really able to plug into a local church and serve within the community there.
Then I got an email that truly did change everything. It was from Crossroads Worldwide Ministries, the camp I had worked at the summer after I graduated high school, and it was an application for their yearlong internship. God truly impressed that opportunity on my heart and I knew I had to go for it. Two weeks later I found myself accepted and signing a 12-month contract. That was March of 2012. Fast-forward to August and there I was, packing my bags to move to the mountains (as a Floridian, Shelby, NC is in “the mountains”).
That year I was challenged and pushed beyond my limits (rather what I thought were my limits). It was amazing to see how God provided and revealed Himself and I know that experience gave me a deeper understanding of the word faith.
Working at Crossroads Worldwide summer camp, I heard of Liberty University on a consistent basis. And I heard nothing but good things. Hearing that God was doing amazing and incredible things there was a continual occurrence. I knew it was a great next step and where I wanted to be
And now, after almost a year of anticipation, I’m on campus and the first week is under my belt!
Right now I’d like to just tell you a little bit more about myself, as promised.
I’m majoring in Public Relations and minoring in English and Global Studies. It works out great because two things I love are writing and talking. I also love to sit down with a good fiction novel and a strong black coffee (because that is the best way to drink coffee!). I guess you could say that is how I relax and relieve stress.
I’m 6’4 which comes in handy at concerts and big events but not so much in a building with low ceilings…
I also love the outdoors and am always up for trying something new (cliff diving, jet skiing, rock climbing, you name it!)
I am so thankful to be starting my first semester and even more thankful that I have a place to write about it. More to come soon.
Until then, have a great day!