CLEVELAND, Ga., (TMNews) – Madelyn Olivia Godfrey, a Truett-McConnell College freshman from Statesboro, Ga., is a member of the TMC Lady Bears Cross Country Team and is majoring in Sports Management.

Godfrey’s friends call her ‘Olivia’ and in the following interview, she shares how she surrendered her heart to Jesus Christ during Freshman Orientation and “finally felt at peace.”

Life at TMC

Q: What has been the best thing about attending TMC so far?
A: All the people that I have met and the friendships I have made.

Q: What was the most fun part about Freshman Orientation?
A: Getting to know everybody in my group.

Q: Is there anything in particular that drew you to Truett-McConnell College?
A: The Christian environment and how you could definitely tell that God is all around the campus.

Q: How is Truett-McConnell different than you imagined before you arrived on move in day?
A: Well I had already visited the campus twice so it’s not much different than what I experienced before.

Q: What is the best part of dorm life?
A: You can hang out with your friends all the time and the RD, RA’s, and CLC’s are always there for you if you need anyone to help you or to just talk to.

Q: What’s the worst part of dorm life?
A: The Community Bathroom

Your journey in Christ
Q: Who is Jesus to you?
A: Jesus is my Lord and Savior who died to save me from eternal damnation. He is my Master and my life is indebted to Him.

Q: Can you tell me a little about how you came to know Jesus Christ personally?
A: I actually wasn’t saved until August 17, 2014, here at Truett-McConnell’s freshman orientation. During Sunday night worship, I realized that I can’t do this on my own and I need God’s help. God’s power rushed over me as I found myself crying and looking for my group leader. She took me up to the front of the stage and prayed for me and two more girls got down on their knees to pray for me. The song was about to come to an end, so my leader and my RA took me out of the room. When we went out into the lobby, my RA asked me some questions and I prayed a prayer with her. Joy immediately overcame me and I finally felt at peace.

Q: Is there anything specific God is teaching you right now?
A: I feel like He is teaching me about his love and goodness.

Fun Facts
Q: What do you miss most about home?
A: Being able to eat a meal whenever I want.

Q: Who is one of your hero’s and why?
A: Jesus because he died and saved me from eternal damnation.

Q: What do you hope to be doing after college?
A: Go into Physical Therapy school.

Q: If you could have lunch with a musician tomorrow, who would it be and what would you ask them?
A: I would ask Ashton Irwin if I could go on tour with him and the rest of the members of 5SOS.

Food: Tacos
Hobby: Basketball or running
Bible verse: “‘For I know the plans I have for you’—says the Lord—’plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'”— Jeremiah 29:11


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