Reece

I grew up going to church and doing ‘Christian things’ but I always struggled with loneliness and intimacy. 

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Alice

I lived life for myself, doing what I wanted to do and what I thought would make me happy.

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David

Coming to Bristol initially was quite a challenge. Inside I became more and more empty, and I ended up being completely lost.

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Naomi

Starting secondary school was hard. I struggled to make new friends and absolutely dreaded Monday mornings

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Seongeun

I struggled with what my cultural identity was. There were times I thought I was British to Koreans and Korean to the British.

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Michael

When people first come to University, they try their hardest to find something that defines themselves. 

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Ellie

Being saved by Jesus has shown me there is more to life than drunken Saturday nights and living selfishly

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Jordan

I had this weird conflict between what I was taught in church, and being told that science had done away with God. 

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Josh

Growing up, I simply had no interest in a relationship with this distant, seemingly unknowable God-who I thought was far too busy floating around in the clouds somewhere to care about me.

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Ed

I lived a life focused on obedience for that is how I thought I would please my family, my conscience and God.

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Imogen

Suddenly, one of the people that I trusted and looked up to the most believed something completely different to me. 

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Roland

I'll always ‘fight’ to remain calm and grateful on and off the pitch to my God, who has shown me more mercy than I could ever deserve.

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Naomi

My relationship became a place where I sought attention and praise, and I spent a lot of time comparing myself to others

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Lloyd

I realised there’s so much more than just football and my reputation. They couldn’t comfort me in my mourning or give me meaning to my life or make me a better person.

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Pearl

'Christianity at that time was more of a religion to me rather than something I truly believed in'.

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