Bethany Busch, 2009 VCS graduate and valedictorian headed out to California this past summer after graduating from nursing school at UWO. What made her decide to move way there you ask? Let’s start at the beginning…
When Bethany was in middle school here (formerly known as Oshkosh Christian School), her desire was to serve God and know His will for her life. While at Bible camp one summer, she felt the Lord calling her to Cambodia to be a medical missionary. Over the last 10 years, God has revealed parts of His plan to Bethany as she grew in her education and faith. First graduate from Valley Christian High School and go to college. She was accepted into the nursing program at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh in her sophomore year. Bethany was also very active in Chi Alpha, a Christian ministry to college students.
A year before graduating from UWO, Bethany went camping by herself to get alone with God. It was during this time the God showed her that the next step after college was to move to California. Then Bethany recalled a fact that someone had told her years before that Longbeach, CA had the largest Cambodian population outside of Cambodia! The plan became clear. Bethany was to move west, get a job and experience (pay off those college loans!) yet she could begin to minister to the people group that God has called her to. She would learn their language and culture and when the time came for her to actually go to Cambodia, she would be ready.
This was all well and good, until the time actually came for her to put her faith into action. This past July, with her parents in tow, Bethany moved out to California ~ without a job, without a place to live and without taking her board exam for her “RN”. Uncommon! But she serves a Big God and she knew in whom she believes! God proved Himself over and over again, by providing a wonderful family for Bethany to live with and to help take care of their 6 month old daughter. God has provided a wonderful church where she is involved in a missional community serving others in her area. God is providing divine appointments for Bethany to meet members from the Cambodian community (called Cambodia Town) all while waiting for her application to be approved to take her Nclex exam. God had been so faithful that to Bethany, passing the Nclex and finding a job shouldn’t be too difficult! So the adventure continues.
Read Bethany’s blog at: http://adisplayofhissplendor.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/thats-one-small-step-for-god-one-giant-leap-for-bethany-busch/ and http://adisplayofhissplendor.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/lady-in-waiting-and-waiting-and-waiting/
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