Candice Frank, Corban University

“God is not done working through this experience in my life and I hope that He uses it in bigger ways than even I anticipate.”

AMBEX has in every way changed my life. Through the challenging courses I have reaffirmed my belief that God is calling me to a specific vocation and I have been reaffirmed in how that can still honor God. The German people have been welcoming and wonderful, yet not what I expected. I have slowly fallen in love with the German culture and their adherence to rules and propriety, something you do not see very often in the states. However, and most specifically, the Germans that I came in contact with at the Open Door Church in Regensburg have been some of the kindest people and the most welcoming fellowship that I have ever come in contact with.

“The German culture has taken me captive.”

The German culture has taken me captive. I have always been one to follow the rules and I am never late for anything, I like to say I would rather not go than to show up late, and to find that the German culture values those things as well is wonderful. Not just those two things have endeared me to the culture, the importance of family and the selectivity with friendship, the coziness of cafes and restaurants, the friendliness of the people you meet at those places is just wonderful. The organization of the German culture is also very comforting to me. The German culture also includes their food, which I was worried about liking; however I have truly enjoyed almost everything that I have tried. My favorite is of course the vanilla dumplings; however I really love schnitzel as well.

“Most importantly I have found classmates who have shown me the love of God in a real and tangible way.”

Most importantly I have found classmates who have shown me the love of God in a real and tangible way. Through our prayer nights we have grown with each other and with our Bible study we have grown in Christ. Classes were more challenging, but not overwhelming, and I didn’t expect to have my choice of vocation reaffirmed so often. God has used this experience to give me ten amazing sisters in Christ and a support system that I hope will withstand the test of time and distance. He has reaffirmed my desire to be a teacher by helping me learn more history than I could have hoped for as well as rekindling my passion for learning. God is not done working through this experience in my life and I hope that He uses it in bigger ways than even I anticipate.

 

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