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Just four questions: Joy Hubbard

Joy Hubbard, 20, is studying Community Performing Arts at Liverpool Hope University. She answers just four questions.

Joy HubbardI’VE HEARD some people refer to university as a three-year-long party; what do you do in between essays?

You mean spare time? I don’t have any! But I guess I want to make sure my time is available for what God wants. I want to love people and this means spending time with them and sharing my life with them!

I also try and spend time with God, just me and Him, like a friend.

How have other students reacted to you, as a Christian, on your course?

Lots of people think of Christianity as boring, so I’m happy to change their perceptions.

People have said that they realise how happy I am because I have a church community around me. Because my friends know I’m not boring, or weird, or perfect, they see a different side to Christians, I hope.

There must be lots of pressure around you to succeed. How do you tackle that?

God knows my weaknesses and He loves me all the same. I know I can depend on Him. Courses let you down, lecturers let you down, but God doesn’t.

There is so much pressure to succeed but I know it’s okay to fail. God doesn’t need me to be successful: so I have a lot of scope to fall and be picked back up again. We can be weak and feeble and still reflect Jesus! That’s crazy!

You probably get this question a lot; you’re in your last year of study, what’s next?

My degree runs a module called ‘applied theatre’, so somehow I want to use that in the outside community. I think theatre can be used to explore faith, inspire creativity, make friends and create confidence.

I have a vision for the Jesus Fellowship in the North West to grow. I also long to see people grow as Christians, especially young girls. I’d like to pioneer more houses in the North West and help to strengthen smaller church congregations.

Published 10th December 2012 with tags: just four questions students testimony youth

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