“Only God could provide for my further training in media,” says Jennifer.
by Jennifer Sarria Cifuentes as told to Kelly Ostrom
My name is Jennifer Sarria Cifuentes. I am a Christian Media major from Colombia, South America. I was not born a Seventh-day Adventist; I came into the mes- sage with my family. As we followed the light God gave us, we moved to the country and joined a self-supporting ministry. I became acquainted with Hartland from the interns and graduates who came to share their Bible knowledge and by observing how God was working in their lives.
I worked on the production team for the ministry’s publication. We printed testi- monies and other helpful articles. I wasn’t really trained for that work, but I learned from brothers in the ministry and let God use what little knowledge and talent I had. I was motivated by the way people responded and by our increasing print orders. I knew I needed more tools to do a better job, and as I saw the need and prayed about it, I realized that God was leading me to pursue training in media ministry.
My family did not have the finances for me to study at Hartland. Since we went into ministry, God has provided and cared for our needs; so when I was accepted to receive help from the Missionary Training Fund, I knew it was God’s provision for my education.
I would like to share one important testimony about how God has provided since I came to Hartland.
When I started my first school term, it became evident that I needed a computer— but I had no money to buy one. One day I opened my mailbox and saw a slip indicating I had received a package. I didn’t know anyone who would send me anything, but there was
a medium-size box with my name on it, and inside was a computer for my schooling and a note saying, “This is from the Lord, who knows all things. ” I was very moved. I knew only God could impress someone to do that.
Likewise, I do not know those of you whom God has used to make my education here possible, but I am very grateful to each of you. No human reward is greater than what God can give for each voluntary effort or sacrifice you make to support us. Your investment helps me and others to develop for better service. Your gift helps me to finish so I can return to my country and provide well-designed spiritual material, especially for youth. Thank you.