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    Liberty University sophomore Jada Lane, who was born in China and was adopted by a family in Kingsport, Tenn., before her first birthday, has thrived over the past two seasons as a member of the Lady Flames rowing team, finding the beauty of God’s creation and solace out on Smith Mountain Lake during early-morning practices with her teammates.

    While she had accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age, and thrived participating in two mission trips before her 10th-grade year in high school, she recommitted her life to Jesus Christ last spring after discovering her own testimony and strengthening her faith and relationship with the Lord as she lived on her own for the first time as a freshman.

    “It was the personal relationship with Christ that I was missing,” Lane said. “I relied on others to carry that and then when I was stripped away from that and isolated from that, God really showed me how much I needed Him. Hearing about God’s story and what He’s doing in the world and how our lives are orchestrated over that, it has grown my knowledge so much. That personal relationship is really, really special and that’s my purpose. It starts with having a personal relationship with Christ. Now knowing that, I have true joy.”

    She said the song, “The Goodness of God” has been a testament to her life so far as she acknowledges the Lord in all of her ways and allows Him to lead her through every storm, trial, and regatta.

    “All my life You have been faithful. All my life You have been so, so good,” Lane said, reciting the chorus of that song. “It’s just seeing His mercies every day and recognizing that and not taking it for granted or being oblivious to it. That’s the biggest thing that I’ve learned.”

    Video by Patrick Strawn/Club Sports Director of Video & Media