2016 Guide: Gabby Ferro

Spring 2016 657Meet Gabby! She is a senior Marketing major at Harding University from Cincinnati, OH. Not only is she one of our 5 guides this summer, but she has also been serving as our marketing intern since March.

What are your 3 favorite past times?

While at school the “past time” I spend most of my time on is Harding University’s drama ministry Theatron. We travel to surrounding youth groups and events and perform original skits we call modern day parables. We strive to both encourage and bring the love of God to the friends we make while traveling. This year I am the student director, which keeps me pretty busy already. I also love to create. I don’t normally stick to one medium. I make quilts, try new recipes, watercolor, write poetry, take pictures and up-cycle furniture all with varying degrees of success.  Finally, I am a retired High School athlete so I can never turn down a soccer match or knock-out game.

Why Wilderness Trek?

The reason I am a Marketing major is because of non-profits like Wilderness Trek. After serving as part of Theatron for the last 3 years I have learned that so often people are willing to support ministry, but don’t how because of poor communication or just lack of getting the word out. Without good marketing many potent ministries can be underutilized. I want to use marketing to promote worthwhile ministries like Wilderness Trek so that the body of Christ can benefit from there sacrifice. Also I believe in the Wilderness Trek ministry. I believe in taking time to separate yourself from the busyness of life. I believe in surrounding yourself in God’s creation. I believe in meditation in God’s glory. I believe in the youth of the church.  Anddddd I think trekking in the mountains for a month talking about our powerful God sounds like the dream job.

What is your favorite verse or passage of scripture?

Favorite is a difficult word, but the verse I keep turning back to lately is Romans 12:1 “So brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to Him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to Him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship.”

This verse reminds me that my life is not my own, but fully God’s. It also reminds me of this passage from C.S Lewis’ Mere Christianity that remind readers that God requires there full life.

“But we are hoping all the time that when all the demands have been met, the poor natural self will still have some chance, and some time, to get on with its own life and do what it likes. In fact, we are very like an honest man paying his taxes. He pays them all right, but he does hope that there will be enough left over for him to live on.” – C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity-Ch.30: Is Christianity Hard or Easy?)

I don’t want to live a life where I hope there is “life after serving God”. I want to fully sacrifice my entire life into His merciful hands.


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