Posts tagged CURE University
My CURE trip: How big is God?
If there is anything that I have learned in my six years of being a Christ follower, it is that hanging out with Jesus is an unpredictable journey that changes every day. Last summer, after fighting with God for months about going on my first international missions trip, He pushed me—rather forcefully—to trust Him and take a leap of faith.
My CURE Trip: Watching God work in the Dominican Republic
This post was written by Joe Sabella, who is a member of the CURE U chapter at Liberty University and also serves in the US Army. CURE has had such a huge impact on my life the past few years. I first heard about CURE two years ago from Tim Jacobsen, who is the President […]
My CURE trip: There is no one like Jesus
There is no one like Jesus. We can search far and wide, up and down and around the world, but we will find no one like Jesus Christ. This truth was evident to me during my time in Zambia. It was extremely impactful meeting children served by CURE.
My CURE trip: Changed in Zambia
Nine American college students, our trip leader, and our driver set off in a 14-passenger van to a rural village in the Choma province of southern Zambia. We were filled with excitement and had no clue as to what we were getting ourselves into. At this point on the trip, we were a week deep into Zambian culture, and we were incredibly accustomed to the idea of “Zambian Time,” which essentially means you will find out what you’re doing roughly five seconds before it happens.
My CURE trip: A battle fought with bubbles
A week after I took my last final exam for the school year, God sent me to the Philippines and changed my life forever. During my three week stay in the island nation, I met a lot of children: children that were disabled, children that were poor, and children that didn’t have any parents. I met children who don’t eat every day, children that have no way to get to school, and children that could play tag for hours despite the heat and the humidity.
My CURE trip: Serving God abroad in Kenya
On September 11, 2015, God told me that I was going to Africa to complete one of my major child life courses. I knew it was God telling me this because it is unlike anything I’ve ever felt before in my life.
5 simple days: CURE U Symposium reflections
In a matter of five days, God managed to bring 40 different strangers together as brothers and sisters striving for the same cause: spreading the gospel through the means of an organization called CURE.
The gift of a thousand high fives
One of the quietest afternoons at the Tebow CURE Hospital was when eight students of CURE University left for the airport after two weeks of blowing bubbles, tossing beach balls, and breaking into various dance challenges around its halls.
The hands and feet of Christ
Walking around villages, speaking with these children, and seeing the pure joy in their hearts challenged every moment in my life where I thought I was struggling, or my life was difficult in any way. Everyone from the Dominican Republic was so kind and humbly accepted the things we brought to them. One child we had the honor and privilege of meeting was a girl named Nasly. She previously had clubfoot, and it was amazing to see her walk around her house, and hug each and every one of us.
The safest place to be: out on a limb
But as I listed every possible reason I could think of to not apply, God gave me an urge to counter my arguments. It wasn’t one I could explain, but it was also one I couldn’t ignore. God was inviting me to go out on a limb with Him; my urges to apply were His way of reminding me that following Him will forever be the safest place.