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Brittney Thomas '05

Spring Chapel Speaker Series Kicks Off

Submitted on January 28, 2020

The Chapel Speaker Series kicked off its spring semester on Tuesday, January 28th. At the first chapel service of the new semester, GC alumna Brittney Thomas ‘05 was the featured guest speaker.

Thomas shared her deeply moving story of growing up in a small town in Western Kentucky, where she was among students praying at Heath High School, when a shooter opened fire, killing three and injuring five others. From this experience, she dedicated herself to moving forward and helping others, her journey eventually taking her to Georgetown College.

While a student at Georgetown College, she ventured on a mission trip to Cambodia, where her interest in advocating for children and fighting human trafficking arose. On that mission trip, she encountered firsthand children who were the victims of human trafficking, and that experience directly led to where she is now.

Thomas now works with children daily with CASA of Lexington (Court Appointed Special Advocate). Although that initial calling came overseas, she felt called to help those countless children who are victims closer to home. “You don’t have to go to the other side of the world to make a difference,” said Thomas.

Throughout her remarks, the theme of “moving forward” crept up again and again. Thomas implored those in attendance to remember the impact they can have, saying, “You can’t let anger get in your way. You will stay stuck. You can be angry, but you have to obey, you have to take a step forward because others depend on your obedience for God’s calling for you.”

The next chapel service will take place on February 11th at 11:00 am in John L. Hill Chapel, where the featured speaker will be Reverend Chester Palmer, Pastor at Faithway Church at Zion Hill.

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