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The Column is an online space exclusively for alumni stories. What do we mean when we say stories? Anything from a day in the life of a mum alum, to sharing your post-TWU journey, to the adventures of starting your own business, to overcoming a particular challenge, to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, to pursuing a master’s degree. There's no such thing as “too ordinary” or "too extraordinary": we want to hear your story, and so do your peers.

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We are touched by alumni Curtis Dueck's honesty and bravery as he shares about his year spent in the Philippines working for International Justice Mission. Read more about his journey on the Column this week.

When We Fail | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

I also don’t want to make it seem like my time in the Philippines was only painful. In truth it was the best year of my life. The vast majority of our operations were successful, and we managed to help local law enforcement rescue hundreds of trafficking victims that year. ...

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Build An Altar | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

We were sitting in a circle, all 29 of us. The sun streamed through the trees, volcanoes provided a breath-taking backdrop, and the oh-so-familiar sounds ...

Daniel Bezalel Richardsen shares about how his encounter with TWU can be attributed to a series of miraculous and unexpected moments.

Unexpected Encounters and Profound Turning Points | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

For someone who exercises the ordering of his days with obsessive detail, I remain refreshed upon reflecting that it has been the naïve, unaware instances that have truly marked the turning points in my life. ...

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These Are My Shoes | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

I never write for columns like these. To be honest, reading them usually makes me jealous that I'm not the guy who married the woman of his dreams, the ...

I vividly remember the first time I visited Trinity Western University. I was in my first semester at SFU, and having a hard time adjusting to life after . Western University, Kilimanjaro, Stuff To Do, Campaign, Journey, Content, Adventure, Medium, Places

Stewardship & A Special Place | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

I vividly remember the first time I visited Trinity Western University. I was in my first semester at SFU, and having a hard time adjusting to life after ...

Tim McCarthy TWU and ACTS) reflects on what fatherhood has taught him about persistence and prayer in a piece entitled, "Growing Young In Prayer.

Growing Young in Prayer | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

“Dad, can we go to the water slides this summer?” “We can think about it.” “Dad, are we going to the water slides?” “That sounds like a fun idea. We’ll ...

I now find myself every Tuesday sitting in a waiting room full of five-year-old ballerinas, and future concert pianists. Future Concert, Jessica Walter, Violin, Discovery, Vibrant, Learning, Pianos, Study, Onderwijs
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Perfect Pianos & Vibrant Violins | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

I now find myself every Tuesday sitting in a waiting room full of five-year-old ballerinas, and future concert pianists. I have traded my well-played classical songs of Bach and Beethoven for “Twinkle Twinkle (Annoying) Little Star,” and I love it! ...

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Six More Weeks of Winter | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

Infirmities of a spiritual and physical nature plague many of us, and looming ever larger in our subconscious is an election that may render us all jobless in a moment. That would give even the most careless persons pause. No adjustment seems quite so stark as the immediate and violent shift from everything to nothing. ...

I have spent this year living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, serving in the role of Program Assistant of Precious Women, an organization that works with women who have been trafficked and exploited in the Cambodian sex and entertainment industries. Bridesmaid Dresses, Prom Dresses, Formal Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Joy, Entertainment, Organization
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Presence & Joy in Cambodia | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

I have spent this year living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, serving in the role of Program Assistant of Precious Women, an organization that works with women who have been trafficked and exploited in the Cambodian sex and entertainment industries. ...

After Trinity Western University, with a major in History and Political Science, my sense of empathy and life in Africa merged when I founded The Wanted Children Foundation (TWCF) based in Nigeria.

The Wanted Children | Stories | TWU Alumni Association

After Trinity Western University, with a major in History and Political Science, my sense of empathy and life in Africa merged when I founded The Wanted Children Foundation (TWCF) based in Nigeria. ...

Instagram post by TWU Alumni Association • Oct 16, 2014 at 4:26pm UTC

9 Likes, 1 Comments - TWU Alumni Association (@twualum) on Instagram: “Read an open letter from soon-to-be alumnus Bryan Sandberg ('14). It's thoughtful and encouraging.…”

Instagram post by TWU Alumni Association • Nov 27, 2014 at 12:04am UTC

18 Likes, 1 Comments - TWU Alumni Association (@twualum) on Instagram: “Chantel Thiessen ('14) shares about the risks, the unity, and the joy that come with engaging in…”

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Instagram post by TWU Alumni Association • Jan 23, 2015 at 4:07pm UTC

15 Likes, 1 Comments - TWU Alumni Association (@twualum) on Instagram: “It's only been 2 years since @rachelbarkman (Raymond '12) graduated, but she's her own boss. Read…”

Instagram post by TWU Alumni Association • Mar 4, 2015 at 1:30am UTC

15 Likes, 1 Comments - TWU Alumni Association (@twualum) on Instagram: “Check out what alumna Jessica Walters ('13) has to say about the fiddle, Twinkle Twinkle Little…”

Instagram post by TWU Alumni Association • Apr 2, 2015 at 12:28am UTC

11 Likes, 1 Comments - TWU Alumni Association (@twualum) on Instagram: “Alumna Melissa Reed ('03) reflects on experiencing Easter through the eyes of her young son.…”