What does it mean to pursue a calling? As Christians, we believe that God calls each individual to pursue a task on this earth. Thankfully, we have a heavenly Father who places each of His children in areas where they can best serve Him and use their gifts and talents for others. Knowing that God plans all things according to the good of those who love Him, we can be confident that He will entrust us with positions in His earthly kingdom that will further His heavenly kingdom. This also means that we should be able to enjoy and love where God has placed us because He has given us the means to do so. Pursuit of a Calling has at its heart the hope that students will be able to get a taste of what interests them, what career they feel called to, and the area of employment where they can be tools in God’s greater plan.
Thursday, November 21 was a notable day at Providence. Pursuit of a Calling, which only occurs every two years, was held. Twenty-seven speakers arrived at PRC throughout the day and passionately presented their career paths and different job opportunities to the students. The day commenced with a politically motivational speech from Bev Shipley and was followed by many presenter sessions. The sessions included a balance of careers that can be obtained through university, college, or apprentice education. For example, the students were able to participate in doctor, veterinarian, robotics, diesel mechanic, PSW, electrician, RN, computer programmer, child and youth worker, counsellor, hairstylist, and Christian outreach sessions (just to name a few). This year, students had the opportunity to go on a bus tour to the Wyoming area which included visits to The Cheese House, Plympton Plumbing, Broadway Service, and Sipkens Nurseries. While 11 students spent the day touring those businesses, the rest of the students at PRC participated in the different career sessions of their choice. At the end of the day, Pastor Tim Bergsma encouraged the students and staff with the reminder of their purpose and calling as Christians. – Mrs. Nicole Bergsma