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Hope Olson

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(Last login: 04/29/2010)


I was raised in a minister's family and was saved at such a young age that I can't remember a time when I didn't know Jesus and know that I belonged to Him. At age 15, I began spending time in personal Bible study and prayer every day and developed a deep hunger to know the Scriptures and to walk in holiness. At that time I grew to understand the concept of being a bondservant of Jesus Christ--a willing servant for life--and committed myself to that relationship with Him.

I graduated from Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana, in 1975 with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Biblical Literature. I taught second grade in a local public school for four years, then married and chose to be a full time homemaker. I taught women's Bible studies for my church for 12 years, during which time my family grew to include five children.

In 1994, I went to work as a faculty secretary at Bethel College. At that time, I began serving as a spiritual mentor for one or two female college students each year. I used some of the same Bible studies with them that I had used previously with women's groups at my church, but also found a need for additional study materials that addressed needs particular to their age group. I am enjoying writing some of those materials myself.

My interests tend to fall mostly along domestic lines: cooking, gardening, sewing, and reading. I also love to travel with my family, exploring the beautiful world that God has created and learning more about the people with whom I share it.