Sunday, April 11, 2010

Seeing God’s Work Firsthand

When asked what he’s been up to since graduating, Shane Ross ’03 says:

After majoring in biblical studies, I worked as Christian education director at First Baptist Church in Danvers, Massachusetts, and was the chair of the Missions Committee at South Coast Community Church in Scarborough, Maine. The variety of my liberal arts education at Gordon has also allowed me to seek management positions in business.
The opportunity Gordon provided to form relationships with fellow Christians from all over the country and the globe has proved invaluable in recent months as has the important lesson learned at Gordon to trust and keep faith in God in both easy and difficult times. This past spring our then 18-month-old was diagnosed with developmental hip displaysia, the treatment for which had the potential for open surgery and up to six months in a body cast. My wife, Joely, and I were brought to our knees before God, though God planned to use this situation, and my daughter, to teach me the true meanings of faith and love.
It has been beyond amazing to be a firsthand witness as, one by one, God has answered the faithful prayers of hundreds, including those many connections from Gordon. At each checkpoint along the way my daughter has had the best prognosis possible—sometimes better than was expected—and, through it all, Madison has held fast to that spark of joy that God has placed within her (2 Corinthians 4:15–18).

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