The Evangelical Christian Voice in Chiropractic Since 1953
The 2017 CCA Auxiliary Scholarship
Christian Chiropractors Association2550 Stover, B-102Fort Collins, CO 80525Toll Free: 800.999.1970Local: 970.482.1404Fax: 970.482.1538
SECOND PLACE ESSAY
I praise God for all that I am. I am a servant to His will. I have dedicated every ounce of self to live Christ's plan that He has set out for me. I believe God has blessed me with the gift of boldness, along with the ability to lead.When I arrived at Life Chiropractic College West in March of 2016, I was disheartened by the lack of community for believers. After a month of school, I came to the realization as to why there wasn't a Christian
Ongley Ray Ocon, III is a student at Life West in Hayward, CA and will graduate in 2019. He became a member of the CCA in 2017.
The Christian Club [C2] was formed; we provided weekly Bible study groups with worship, prayer and praise sessions, fellowship events, and monthly volunteering outreaches. We reached over 160 believers and non-believers and crafted a community to learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ. There have been hundreds of hours of prayer and fellowship, praising God's goodness while creating a space of vulnerability to grow in our faith. We have had over a half dozen volunteering outreaches and hosted the first-ever blood drive by a student club at Life West. We transformed the atmosphere of this campus, where it is not uncommon to see people praying in the halls. Everything that I am and all that I stand for is guided by Christ. I will continue to spread Jesus Christ's message to the masses and live boldly just as Jesus did. Praise be to God!"I have commanded you, 'Be strong and courageous! Don't tremble or be terrified, because the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.'" Joshua 1:9
“How I can demonstrate Christian leadership in the Chiropractic profession”by: Ongley Ray Ocon, IIILife West Chiropractic College
Ongley Ocon, III
presence on campus. Life West's culture is extremely "New Age," where spirituality is promoted, but the idea of Christianity and other religions is synonymous with close-mindedness and discrimination. This leaves a lot of believers with a difficult decision -- go against the grain and be labeled as an outcast or conform to the culture of the school.Faith is the foundation of who I am. During that time, I felt like I was conforming to the world in order to fit in. I still was leading my Bible study group outside of school, volunteering, and even managed to go on a men's retreat and young adults retreat. But once I arrived on campus each morning, a cloud of fear and shame would come over me. Knowing that other Christians were experiencing similar emotions due to their inability to be congruent with their faith, left me with a broken heart. I knew that I needed to be strong and courageous.I felt God was pushing me to fast; after 48 hours I knew what I needed to do. I needed to be bold, to live with courage, and to speak the Truth just as Jesus did. I was being led to unite the believers on campus and to spread the message of Jesus Christ to the student body.