First-Year Student Kristina McDowell
In May 2012, Kristina McDowell arrived in Oklahoma on a one-way airline ticket from her home in North Carolina. She was jobless and without a car, and she had $400 in her pocket. Her 2-year-old son, Joshua, lay nestled in her arms.
At Rhema Bible Training College, Gary Houser was taught how to trust God. In the U.S. Air Force, he stepped out on the water to do that.
One Step of Faith at a Time
Danger loomed around every corner for Master Sgt. Houser during a three-month tour of duty in Iraq in 2003. While stationed in Balad at a former Iraqi airbase, Gary and Tech Sgt. George Gooch were assigned to conduct a short survey mission near the runways. As they began the survey, an officer told them to avoid stepping on anything metal because they had just cleared the area of mines.