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Spring 2017


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Sarah Brockett lives by this promise. However, she did not always have that perspective.

Born in Toronto, Canada, to who she calls “two feisty Seventh-day Adventist Caribbean parents,” she has experienced many ups, downs and several detours. True to the dictum that life is lived looking forward but understood looking backward, she thanks God for blocking all of her selfish goals and giving her what she truly needed. In retrospect, the things she wanted would have led her further away from Christ.

Growing up, Sarah had many lonely and sad days. The divorce of her parents was difficult on her. Her faith in God was becoming increasingly weak and she wanted to leave the church. Finances were a challenge. She was the only one in her family to pursue post-secondary education and that caused added pressure and stress. Failure was not an option. She needed something in her life to go right. She hoped and prayed that she would be able to keep her mind clear enough to make the right decision about college.

And then she visited Andrews University, and her life changed. Read Sarah’s full story in Stories of Andrews at

Sarah, thank you for sharing your story and embodying the Andrews spirit.

Christon Arthur

First Department

Visual Art, Communication and Design

Second Department

History and Political Science