McKenna Gilbert is a freshman at Whitworth University who is passionate about young girls knowing their true value. She is planning to major in Elementary Education and Spanish. She hopes to teach English in Spanish speaking third-world countries for a few years after college before settling down and beginning a career as a teacher in the United States. She is the oldest of four kids, the only girl, and she absolutely adores her family. McKenna enjoys journaling, playing piano, laughing, and spending time with the people she loves.
IF YOU HAVE EVER BELIEVED YOU WERE TOO YOUNG TO PURSUE YOUR DREAM, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
In this interview, McKenna talks about how she came to the realization that everyone battles insecurity. She shares her insights about being “new” somewhere, whether that’s at college, a new job or in a new city. And she offers some wisdom for pointing that young woman or girl in your life toward the passion that makes her light up.
Even at the age of 18, I feel like McKenna has much to offer all of us in remembering our identity in Christ. This was a fun interview for me; I hope you enjoy it!
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MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
Captivating by John Eldredge and Stasi Eldredge
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young,
but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
~ 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
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