Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.

In 1990 I was in a motorcycle accident that nearly took my life. In the accident I crashed head first into a steel pole and suffered a broken jaw , a broken right femur, and suffered spinal cord damage around C-7 vertebra. By the Grace of God I am able to walk, but have a very limited gate. After the accident I enrolled in school and completed by bachelors degree in Computer information systems. After my accident I was blessed with two beautiful sons and have had the privilege of raising them by myself. Upon graduation from Coleman College I was hired as a full-time instructor where I taught for 5 years. I have spent the last 17 years working in the Computer Industry and am ready to give back to this world. I have enrolled in Seminary and am currently working towards a masters degree in Christian counseling. Generational curses were the cause of my accident and I will do my best to make sure that those same curses do not have the same negative impact on the lives of my children or other young adults. I plan to continue my education until I receive my doctorate degree. My goal is to help bring the gospel into as many lives as possible and give back to society in the most meaningful way possible by giving them a chance to have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that is real and personal. With the help of a good education and the persistence that God has given me I intend to do my very best to help as many people as I possibly can. I believe that this country needs to have more people that are willing to reinforce the things that made this country we live in so great. People that have a solid foundation firmly planted in the word and the ways of the Bible. This country needs people with Christian values and morals who recognized the importance of being kind to one another and treating people the way they want to be treated. I hope and pray that you help support my efforts to continue my education and become the man God created me to be. Thnx

Donald from California
Southern California Seminary