When asked about the impact of LQ on her life Shannon said that it kept her motivated towards her goals because they were written down, and because they were things she wanted and she believed God wanted. One of her goals was to spend time with her younger brother before she left for college. As a result of LQ she stayed focused on that goal and now has a close, bonded, and personal relationship with her brother, her only sibling! Another goal was to go on a mission trip outside of the US. After 6 mission trips in the states, she recently went to the Czech Republic to encourage the Christians there. (photo above)
Because LQ is a training ground for student leadership development at her church, Shannon was given the opportunity to lead fundraisers and small groups at her church. She was given the opportunity to attend adult planning meetings and voice her opinions. She knew that the younger students in the youth group looked up to her. These experiences allowed her to further grow in her leadership skills. They showed her that she did have a true passion to communicate and help other Christians wrestle with their own faith.
Shannon says that LQ helped her grow up. It helped her to put her life into perspective. Currently Shannon is a sophomore at Monmouth College. She is a Psychology and Religious Studies Major. She wants to pursue a career where she can help others -- perhaps youth ministry, perhaps missions. A verse that guides her, “…serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love you neighbor as yourself.’” Galatians 4:13-14