Blog posts tagged in Japan
When Waynesburg University sophomore Gracious Shavers was a high school student at Zion Christian Academy in Okinawa, Japan, she often recited a Bible verse at night.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”— Matthew 5:14-16This verse, central to her goals of being a servant to others and bringing glory to the Lord's kingdom, inspired Gracious to act as a light to those in need.
“I will go wherever God calls me,” Gracious said. “I want to love those who aren't loved, care for those who others ignore and...