U of L and faith: Andrea Wooden
By Lynnsey McGraw–
Would it be hard to express or share your faith being an online student? Just ask Andrea Wooden, a senior that graduates this December with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication.
What is her true religion?
“I was baptized Protestant,” she explained, “but I am Baptist.”
She doesn’t currently attend Church, but she did growing up.
“I went to a Methodist church every Sunday with my mother, brother, and grandmother,” she revealed.
Does religion affect her schooling, especially since it is online classes?
She said, “Church has been influential. It taught me to respect people and not judge them. My faith doesn’t disrupt me. It teaches me to listen and learn and have a better understanding at what is being taught versus acting up and not learning a thing.”
She also shared her thoughts about the Pledge of Allegiance and whether or not God should be removed from it.
She said, “No, because growing up in Church we were told God loves us and we should be respectful, nice and love one another. For it is by the Son that we should acknowledge our blessings and do right by Him, so that one day we may meet his Father.”
Andrea has been blessed with three children and she gives thanks to God every day for them. To communicate with her peers and community since she isn’t physically at school, she posts Facebook statuses of her love for Jesus, expressing thanks for the opportunities He provides for her.
So even though she is not physically at school, she is still able to express her faith to her peers and have a positive influence on her children and the people around her.