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Stephanie Tillman, Sarah Herrington, Globalscope, El Oasis, Santiago, Chile, campus ministry

Stephanie Tillman: ‘I am forever thankful for Globalscope!”

Stephanie ­­­ recently concluded her service as a Globalscope campus minister in Santiago, Chile, and admits that the transition during the pandemic was a difficult one.

“I found a home and a rhythm of life I love at El Oasis, as well as relationships with students and friends that have left a permanent mark on my heart,” she said.

Stephanie moved back to Atlanta in May due to the Coronavirus, so the goodbye party for her and teammates Sarah Herrington and intern Tyler Clevenger was conducted over Zoom.

Stephanie Tillman, Sarah Herrington, Globalscope, El Oasis, Santiago, Chile, campus ministry
Stephanie Tillman, right, and El Oasis teammate Sarah Herrington, left, open a photo album at their virtual goodbye party, held after they concluded their service with Globalscope.

“The team created a slideshow for Sarah and me with pictures of our time in Chile,” she said. “And then we got to open gifts they sent us. This was as close to perfect as a Zoom goodbye party could get.”

As Stephanie readjusts to living in the U.S. once again and her new job as an associate minister with Georgia Tech Christian Campus Fellowship (CCF) she has only good things to say about her years with Globalscope.

“When I first signed up for Globalscope, some people made comments that I was basically putting my life on hold for the next three years: dating, getting settled and all the things I guess people think you have to do after college in the U.S.,” she said. “They pointed out that I would be 30 when I got back to the states, and what would I do!?

“I am happy to report that I never felt that way one bit,” she adds. “Moving to Chile got my life started in ways I never imagined. I fell even more in love with college ministry. I learned new things about myself and formed new dreams for my life. I am forever thankful for Globalscope; it changed my life as an exchange student in college and kept changing my life for the past 3½ years. Now I get to walk alongside some of the interns at CCF who have already signed up to join a Globalscope field next year, and it is so cool to see the new excitement they have for doing ministry abroad.”

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