Elaine 2018 Graduate

Joining the Navigators my freshman year was huge for my spiritual growth! I was born and raised in a Christ-following home, but coming to K-State was the first time I had to claim my faith as my own.


One of the reasons I was curious about Navs was because of their emphasis on one-on-one discipleship. I felt like this could be a place where I would be fully known. I joined a bible study and quickly found my first impressions to be true. There, I was challenged to deepen my relationship with God and form healthy spiritual habits.


I was involved with the K-State Navs until I graduated, and the most impactful part of my time with them was the community. I formed connections with people who took a genuine interest in my life and followed it up with faithful actions.


Weekly coffee dates with mentors, bible studies, and NavNights became a natural part of my routine. Additionally, I was lucky enough to meet my best friends who have continued to encourage me long after graduation. My experience ultimately helped me lay a solid faith foundation, grow a heart for the Nations, and build lifelong friendships.