Hello! I cannot believe that I had the opportunity to be one of Biola’s bloggers this year. I came in as a sophomore, transfer students that had no idea what to expect. My first year is over and now I am packing to go home to Sacramento. Biola has been such a dream. I cannot get over how incredibly blessed I am to be here. Looking back, I think the most impactful part of this year has been my floor community.

Together the Favored Fam has laughed, cried, celebrated, and mourned. We have become each other's spiritual cheerleaders. This community of girls has been the answer to many prayers. They have shown me authentic love and forgiveness. You cannot leave our floor without being impacted. Thank you guys for feeding me when it was midnight and I was starving. Thank you allowing me to borrow clothes for job interviews. Thank you for giving me medicine and vitamin C when I was sick. It is through you guys that I see Christ’s hand in my life.

Thank you to my RAs who poured into the girls on this floor. You two have been such a beautiful example of Christ-like leaders. I look up to both of you so much. As I take on the role of our floor's RA next year, I hope that I can do half as good of a job as you did. Thank you for your encouragement, love, and friendship. I cannot wait to see what next year holds for the two of you.

The semester is over and we will be heading home soon. I know for a fact that I will not be going home as the same person I was in August 2016. Thank you to the Student Ambassador fam for making this year an adventure. Thank you to my boss, Katie, for the support and encouragement! It has been a pleasure working with you!

Lastly, thank you to anyone who has read any of my blogs! It has been a privilege to write and answer questions from you guys! Praying for you all as you navigate your way through school!

As always, if you have any questions feel free to email me! I would love to be a resource to you in any way possible even beyond this job.

whitney.c.barnard@biola.edu

For the last time,

Chantel xx