Caroline Shin

by Courtney Chow

Caroline Shin, a second year at UCSD, had become a familiar face to the Lighthouse Family before she moved to La Jolla in the fall of 2007. If you haven’t already, now is the time to meet Caroline and learn how the Lord brought her to a saving faith.

When and how did you become a Christian?

Sometime around the summer of 2006, right before my senior year in high school. I was brought up from a Christian home, but I took my sins so lightly all throughout my life. When my sister (Jen Shin) saw the rebellious life I was living, she told me that I was in need of repentance. After feeling so convicted over my sins, my sister shared the gospel w/me, and for the first time, I asked God for forgiveness & wanted to follow & submit under Christ’s lordship.

Many people might be familiar with your older sister, Jen, but who are the other members of your family?

I have a big family. I have loving parents, and an older brother (with his own family now), older sister (Jen), and younger sister (Aileen). I have to admit, we’re a pretty musical family. We go from the violins to the drums to vocals. Oh and I can’t forget my dad’s saxophone playing to wake me up in the mornings. =)

You finished your first year at UCSD in June. How would you sum it up?

Humbling. I know I’ve made a lot of mistakes this past year, and repenting from those mistakes have shown me that the focus needed to be taken away from myself and to do everything in Christ alone. The more and more my sins were revealed to me, the more I realized my need to be completely dependent on God.

What was your first impression of Lighthouse?

BIG, at least compared to my home church (we had 7 youth group members altogether). Also, how it reminded me so much of a family. I could see the genuine love people have for one another & the unity of the church body.

Why did you decide to become a member?

I wanted to be a part of this “family” and to start serving at a local church. Ever since becoming a member, I’ve been able to build relationships with other sisters at the church who’ve been a HUGE encouragement to me & have held me accountable in my walk.

How are you involved at LBC?

I’m a part of the music ministry (choir & orchestra), and I’m in the college life skit team.

What are you looking forward to for this next school year?

Continuing to build up my relationships with my sisters and brothers, and to be an encouragement to the new freshmen! I’m also excited about moving into an apartment (mainly because I get to cook and be surrounded by the other lighthouse classmates)!

Do you have any advice for the incoming freshmen?

You don’t have to experience everything in order to know what it’s like. Just trust what the Bible has to say when it is good or when it is wrong!

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