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Eric Adjorlolo '07

Year: 2007
Residence: New House
Major: 2
I grew up going to church. I had great, strong Christian parents who continually taught me the ways of God and were always a good example. I remember giving my life to Christ when I was 12 years old. But I don’t think I really understood my decision until I got to high school.

There were a few times in my life that God really confirmed His presence to me in my life. The time that really stands out to me is when I was a sophomore in high school. I was on the JV basketball team, and I was going to literally ½ a church service. God just wasn’t a priority. He was third on my list, behind school and sports. That season went poorly. I was playing, but my heart wasn’t in it, and it wasn’t enjoyable. School was not fun either. In general, I really wasn’t having a good time. The next year, I promised God that I would go to every service that I could. That year, I was the 12th man on the team, not playing in the games, and I had more work than ever. But I enjoyed life so much more. Putting God first in my life made the difference.

The next step was during my senior year of high school. I really struggled with evolution and existentialism, things that were being taught in my school. I really didn’t know what to think at times, I was all twisted up inside trying to sort everything out. I came to MIT for Campus Preview Weekend. Campus Crusade gave me Case for Faith, and it addressed a lot of the issues that I had been dealing with. I finished that book, and continued to gather more information about apologetics. All these events served to strengthen my faith in Christ.

The more I walk with the Lord, the more He reveals to me His truth. In any situation that I face, I have peace. I know I can trust Jesus Christ, for I know that He will never fail to bring me through stronger than I was before.