Profile: Kathleen Anderson

UNL student Kathleen Anderson

UNL student Kathleen Anderson

Story, photo and audio by Madison Bell, NewsNetNebraska

She can glorify God with whatever she is doing, and she’s not going to let anyone stop her either.

That’s Kathleen Anderson. She’s a piano-playing, choir-singing, God-loving student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The dedicated churchgoer doesn’t just do the typical once-a-week worship, though. She meticulously organizes her schedule to fit in roughly 15 hours a week for church activities.

“This is going to be my hardest semester yet with finding time for myself,” Anderson said.

Her schedule doesn’t lie.

  • Monday: Bible study at the on-campus Christian fellowship Alpha Omega
  • Tuesday: a three-hour night class called “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement”
  • Wednesday: church choir at the Indian Hills Community Church
  • Thursday: Bible group meeting at Alpha Omega
  • Friday and Saturday: free time for reading the Bible, napping and eating chocolate
  • Sunday: Sunday school at 9 a.m., morning service at 10 and evening service at 6

With a 15-credit-hour schedule for school to go along with that, Anderson’s agenda is jam-packed. But she doesn’t care. She puts her beliefs above everything and wants to share her faith with others no matter the time it takes or how it could affect her grades.

“Being with other believers is important for you to grow as a Christian,” she said. “You shouldn’t have to compromise what you believe in just to get good grades.”

 

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