This is a story of how the desire to study journalism was planted in my heart.
I was born and raised in Ukraine. I got saved at the age of 12 and was since sensing a call to ministry on my life. Ukraine being a young independent nation recently opened to the Gospel gave me no opportunity to receive any ministerial training there except in Orthodox seminary. Miraculously, God provided a full-work scholarship for me to study at Christ for the Nations, a Bible school in Dallas, TX.
During my third year in the School of Missions, I read Ellie Hein’s “Mozambique: Beyond the Shadow,” a truly life-changing work that definitely touched mine.
Ellie shares about their hard dedicated work in a war-torn Mozambique where they saw unspeakable human suffering that she had to write about because no one would. The media was politically silent so that the world had no idea of the atrocities of this almost twenty-year old civil war.
Learning of such silence brought me to tears and to a cry in my heart that I want to be a voice that would speak the truth. It was then that I have learned of Regent’s School of Communications and the Arts where I determined to study journalism.
As an international student, my road to this dream has been long and winding. But I am finally here and am overwhelmed with excitement to face the challenges of learning to write the truth in Regent Journalism Program.