Bringing Hope to the Least, the Lost, and the Lonely

Alpha Kirabira grew up in an orphanage in war-torn Uganda, where his mother worked and cared for children. She taught him many lessons, like the value of every human life and the need for communities to care for one another. When Alpha was sponsored by a Canadian family at the age of twelve and moved to Surrey, BC, Canada, he determined to treasure these concepts and apply the principles he leaned in this new country.

Receiving From One and Giving To Another

After graduating in 2005, Zeeshan “Shani” LaalDin (’05) returned to his home in Pakistan, where he used his education to start a business dedicated to providing aid and relief for the marginalized in the community he loves. Despite walking through one uncertainty after another, LaalDin says with confidence that God has been very real and present in his travels, and there’s no where he’d rather be.

Alumna Creates Peace Curriculum That Transforms Palestinian/Israeli Schools

In partnership with a Palestinian School in East Jerusalem, TWU Alumna Elie Pritz (’03, ’12) has developed Peace Heroes Curriculum, a platform of education focused on teaching history through the lens of peace rather than war. Since its implementation in 2013, Peace Heroes Curriculum has spread from Israel and Palestine to schools in Kenya, South Africa, Burundi, and two refugee camps in Northern Iraq/Kurdistan. It has had an incredible impact on helping children overcome trauma and strive toward making the world a better place.

How Crushing Defeat Developed Olympian’s Faith

From childhood, Adam Froese ('14) longed to play field hockey at the Olympics. But after he and the rest of Team Canada suffered a devastating loss and were denied their hopes of playing at the 2016 Olympic Games, Froese wondered if it would ever be possible. But as it turned out, this loss was exactly the wake-up call he needed regarding the state of his heart and his relationship with God.

Spartan Athletics Spurred Alumna on to Professional Cycling Success

In 2016, Alison Jackson ('15) was named to Canada’s Rio Team as an alternate rider, a major step for an aspiring athlete in only her second year of professional riding. In 2017, Jackson represented Italian team Be Pink and rode in more Women’s Tour races than any woman in the world. But none of this would be possible if not for the influence of the Trinity Western University Spartan Athletics coaching team who encouraged her to pursue excellence.

How One Alumnus is Truly Living the Dream

In many ways, Iain Cook (’07) was ‘living the dream’. After graduating Trinity Western with a degree in Communications, Cook eventually decided to pursue his music passion and move to Los Angeles, where he hoped to produce music for movies and television. It was going well, and he started to advance in his career. But things took a sharp turn the day he received an unexpected Facebook message from a stranger.

The Secret Elopement—Grace for the Impulsive

Things were a lot different at the then-called Trinity Junior College campus in 1971. Back then, it was common for Christian institutions to enforce strict guidelines when it came to interactions between men and women. Trinity Junior College was no different. But it was there that Kathleen and Bob Snyder found love and chose to pursue what they knew God had given them.