Kate Maki

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About Kate 

It’s outstanding to see how God has shaped my life the past year and a half. Having grown up in a Christian home, I gained a lot of head knowledge about God and the Bible, but I never had a relationship with Him. Once I came to Indiana University, I quickly found Campus Outreach (CO) and was challenged by the way some of my peers lived for Christ. We claimed to live for the same God, but our lives looked completely different. When I attended CO’s New Years Conference my freshman year, I understood for the first time that a relationship with Christ is not cleaning up my act until Jesus accepts me, but instead, it’s a genuine heart change for Christ and the actions that follow. Jeremiah 29:13 says it beautifully, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” It was just days later that I committed my life to Christ, and every aspect of my life has been reshaped for the better because of Jesus Christ. Now as a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics in the Kelley School of Business, I am more than thrilled to be going on the Orlando Project as Servant Leader not only growing in my faith but to be entrusted with a group of Christian girls, aiding them in growing their relationship with Jesus and learning how to share the gospel.

 

Why does she want to go to the Orlando Project? 

I want to go to the Orlando Project because it is a saturated time to be in constant community with believers. Fellowship offers a place to be challenged and humbled through deep relationships.

What is she hoping to learn this summer? 

I am hoping to learn how to effectively lead others in their faith by pouring into their lives and leading by example. I am excited to grow in this skill to help me be a leader during the rest of my time at Indiana University and for the rest of my life.

What is she most excited about for this summer?

I am most excited to make new Christ-centered relationships and deepen my friendships from last summer’s Orlando Project that will encourage me in my personal walk with God.