CATEGORIES: Alumni News Campus Clips Sir Jimmie Blog Six Word Memoir Video

SIR JIMMIE BLOG
Seeking God – Julia Johnson

Julie Johnson posing with two friends in her track uniform.

“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history…God did this so that they would seek Him and reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any of us.” Acts 17:26-27

When I reflect on my time at UJ, these verses come to mind. Before coming to college, I didn’t know where I wanted to go, what I wanted to do, or how I wanted to live my life, but my time here at University of Jamestown has given me such clarity and joy.

God had a plan for me to come to Jamestown, so that I would “seek Him and reach out for Him and find Him.” I’ll briefly share my story.

My name is Julia Johnson, and I am a senior nursing major at University of Jamestown. I also compete in track and field. My first semester at UJ, I had a lot of questions about who I should be, what I should major in, and who God is. Through a great group of friends, late-night talks, and helpful conversations
Julie Johnson posing with friends in front of a fountain with a dolphin statue in the background.with the professors and mentors here, God began to shape my heart that I might seek Him and seek what He wanted for my life.

After my first semester, I switched my major to nursing and got involved with Campus Crusade for Christ.

I can’t thank God, my family, my friends, and UJ enough for the guidance and love I’ve received here. It truly is a place like nowhere else. Walking across campus, I know most every student. My professors know me by name and care to know about what is going on in my life.

Through this amazing small campus in North Dakota, God changed my life and blessed me with the opportunity to know and love Him.

Julie Johnson posing with Northern Plains Cru.

Would you like to be notified when articles like this are posted?
Choose subscription options for your phone or email.


Posted:February 7, 2020


Popular This Month
The History of Sir Jimmie – Coach HagerAs the holidays approach, it’s important to be thankful for who we are and what we have. Whether we are…
Terrell Alfred – Transferring to UJMy experience here at UJ has been amazing. I came in as a junior college transfer for basketball, but I…
It’s life, It’s war, It’s a potato – Colin CrabtreeWhen trying to some up with a topic for what my experience has been like at the University of Jamestown,…
Growing at UJ – Braydin RathWhen I first told my parents I was going to tour Jamestown, they crinkled their noses a little and asked,…
Home Inside Home – Lindi ChadwickIf someone told me I would be going to University of Jamestown when I was a senior in high school,…
Be Invested – Ashley BarnhartIt’s a new year. New semester. New classes. New goals. New this and new that. My 2016 will undoubtedly be…
Born to Be a Jimmie – Elise OppI believe that people are born to do things with their life. Some are born to be teachers, doctors, leaders…
Oh, you’re from Nevada? – Aly Freitag“Oh, you’re from Nevada? What made you decide to go to school in North Dakota?” I cannot tell you how…
The 4 BEs – Joey KleinsasserGrowing up in Jamestown, I never even thought about going to UJ for school. I wanted to go someplace that…
Lessons I’ve Learned – Vicki GreshikDear fellow Jimmies: I’m retiring at the end of the current academic year, and before riding off into the sunset…
Recent
Email Sir Jimmie

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 30 states and 20 countries
99%
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1

Utility