RELIGION MAJOR PURSUES MISSION
How would you respond if God asked you to abandon your chemistry major and devote your life to ministering to victims of sex trafficking?
Although it was unexpected, that is exactly what God asked junior religion major Emily Law to do.
“This past summer, God placed on my heart a deep desire to open a house for women coming out of sex trafficking and be their spiritual leader,” Law said.
After a summer spent resisting these plans, this semester Law gave God free reign over her life, changing her major to religion and adding two minors, Christian community development and Christian missions.
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Law wakes up at 7:45 a.m. to have some “Jesus time” reading her Bible or a devotional. Then, from ten until noon, Law sets up chemistry labs for Dr. Carlson. Afterward, she grabs some lunch with one of her roommates, Carlye Sherman, then heads over to Theatre Experience with Professor Bob Hubbard.
From there, Law finishes her day of classes with Christian Witness and Community Development from 2:10-3:10 p.m. On Mondays, Law then heads over to Trinity Reformed Church with a group of her friends and spends time in a Bible study from 4-6 p.m.
On Tuesdays, Law hands out chapel cards for the 11:05 a.m. service as part of her campus ministry job, then goes straight to Principles of Marketing from 12:05-1:35 p.m. Law believes this class will be especially helpful for opening and running her house.
Tuesday nights, Law leads one of the Bolks Apartment D-groups, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Law also works the campus ministry desk from 3:10-5 p.m. When asked what that entails, Law summed the job up as “doing whatever Tanya needs me to do.”
Thursdays mean night class for Law. From 7-8:30, Law attends Professor Den Boer’s Angels and Demons class, a class she appreciates because she gets to engage in difficult but thought-provoking discussions.
“I think it’s one of my favorite classes because we don’t come to any answers, even though that can be frustrating,” Law said.
Law’s academic week finally finishes with handing out chapel cards at the 10:05 a.m. service and attending her usual Friday classes. After a busy week, Law loves to spend some good alone time “introverting,” recharging her batteries for the week to come.
Her favorite part of the weekend is Sunday night, when she and her roommates take turns cooking dinner for everyone.
“It’s really sweet because I recently went gluten-free and they try really hard to make food for me,” Law said.
Then, they all go to Praise & Worship and to the Hub to catch up with their other friends.
Overall, Law has a fairly packed week, but she feels at home in her new major—she absolutely loves “being able to go to class every day and talk about God.”
When asked where she wants to open her house, Law gave all control to God.
“Over this last summer, God was like, ‘It’s not your way, it’s my way,’” Law said. “I don’t know the where’s yet, someday I will, but I know this is what I’m supposed to do — and as a junior, that’s pretty incredible.”
Regardless of where God calls Law to put down her roots, it’s safe to say God has some incredible things planned for this godly woman.