"My understanding of race and bias and all the things happening so explosively in our country today would have been profoundly different without GUPY, and I see that in conversations with my family and how difficult it is to get them to realize that systemic problems of racism are real and not to be ignored."
"GUPY is an awesome way to experience intentional, missional living in a bold faith community. It will challenge your faith, broaden your horizons, and draw you closer to Christ by allowing you to experience living out the Gospel in a neighborhood that needs Christ's love tremendously. GUPY is not an easy commitment, but falling in love with the neighborhood and sharing life with your neighbors and fellow Guppies will be a life changing and rewarding experience."
"Though I told God to use me as He saw fit to minister, I realized that statement was not entirely true. I actually wanted to do big exploits for God every day. I wanted to reach out to the unreachable and be stretched, but also be seen. That's when God really started to stretch me, and show me the main ministry assignment that He had in mind for me. It was to minister to my heart. After all, I wasn't bringing light to Glenwood and saving the masses. God had been there way before me."
"Interning with the Greensboro Urban Project was a life changing experience. Through the summer camp, being able to provide positivity and love into a child's life that may not be receiving that at home is by far my greatest accomplishment."
"It is so easy to be in your own world with your own friends. It is hugely important to study under people who have deep roots and a big heart for their geographic location and literal neighbors. This experience opened my eyes to what being engaged with your community could mean. And forced me to wrestle with scripture to really question comfortable theology."
"The conversations we had during GUPY about race, social justice, privilege, and serving the urban poor without compromising their dignity - while challenging - reframed my world view and enabled me to truly love and serve people."