Wanvig leads with energy and encouragement

Posted: November 1, 2014

Meet Amy Wanvig from Calgary, Alberta. Currently she serves on the basketball team as a post and is also the team captain. As the captain, she contributes energy and encouragement both on the court and off. The energy and encouragement is not only for games, but is shown in her practices and when she sees her teammates in the halls at school or dorm life.

Wanvig says that what makes her team special is that she has the support in her leadership, and she does not feel alone in leading. When Amy is not busy with basketball she also serves as a RA on her hall.

So far, Amy’s favourite memories this year have been hanging out in Kelsey Goertzen’s room and ice bathing with her teammate Hannah Klassen.

Amy is in her second year of the TESOL program. Asking Amy if she always wanted to be in TESOL, this is what she said: God placed TESOL on her heart in her grade twelve year, but decided not pursue it and instead went to SAIT to pursue basketball. However, during the year Amy was injured and God placed TESOL back on her heart again. HE led her here to Briercrest, where is able to pursue both basketball and TESOL.

Amy talked about how much basketball has taught her.

“It has taught me to put the needs and best interest of others above myself, what hard work and discipline looks like and lastly to trust the Lord with every aspect.”

The scripture that has meaning to Amy, this year in particular, is 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

When asked why this passage has so much meaning she said: this year has not been easy, she is learning that she needs Christ to be her strength when she leads. And in the weak times, to take joy just as the verse says. Amy also is learning to point Christ back to people when they complement her.

As for her future goals, Amy wishes to teach English. Although unsure where she will be going, she is excited and open to see where God will lead her.