“My training at Hartland has opened endless possibilities to be a tool in God’s hands for furthering the gospel in various lines of work,” says Lluvia (Reneau) Raullerson, class of 2010.
Initially, Lluvia had desired to take up pediatrics or become a missionary nurse using traditional medicine, but learning about Hartland’s different approach inspired her to study God’s method of healing—combining nature’s remedial agencies with biblical principles.
“Every one of my classes made my theoretical knowledge become practical in using both health and the gospel to reach souls, as well as living a well-rounded Christian life,” she relates.
While a student, Lluvia participated in a mission trip to Africa, which taught her valuable lessons in how to reach people from different backgrounds. She also took up canvassing and Bible work on the weekends, which awakened a deeper realization of her calling.
“I realized that I was called not only to live as Christ requires, but to heed the Great Commission—to reach a dying world in need of a life-giving Savior.”
Now, eight years later, Lluvia and her husband Daniel (also a former Hartland student) are fulfilling the Great Commission as missionary teachers in Hong Kong.
“The method taught at Hartland and my personal experience of teaching and doing health evangelism in my home country of Belize, have aided me to weave God’s Word into my daily classes,” Lluvia shares. “It’s not a practice to pray in the classroom, but I incorporate it. It’s definitely not a common practice to include Scripture into lesson planning, but with God’s guidance I am able to. The students find it a bit odd, but many are keen and open to the idea, as well as the non-Christian teachers. With those simple spiritual emphases, the door is opened for students to come searching for answers to biblical questions as well as life’s battles. It’s beautiful seeing their reaction as they ponder what we share with them.”
“My vision for future ministry is to implement the education I’ve received at Hartland into practical and common use within the medical field, whether it be pediatric dentistry or a direct line of missionary evangelism,” Lluvia concludes.