Through good times and difficult times, Ken and Marilyn Blake’s 32 years of service on the mission field provides an inspiring example of faithfulness to the Lord.
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“I was a kid from a small town and learned a lot. My eyes were opened to the fact that I had to study other things besides just business.”
“God really had to reveal to me that how I want things to work out isn’t always how He wants things to work out. Obviously, I’m not in Bhutan. I’m not a lawyer, I don’t practice law. Things changed along the way.”
“When I got to college, I basically said, ‘I need to remake who I am. I need to stop being so ridiculously shy and do things that make me uncomfortable.'”
“Embrace the uncertainty. Trust that you’re going in the right direction… I got where I was supposed to be almost by providence.”
Due to the small-school atmosphere at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, students have the chance to gain experience in many different roles during their education, learning skills beyond their intended career field. For Alyssa Willetts, class of 2018, that extra experience was instrumental in getting her where she is today.
“I think at first, I really struggled. You’re watching these people suffer on a horrific level. But the thing that gets you through that is seeking Jesus’ presence always. Seeing him present with our patients and with us, as a protector and a defender.”