TORI SMITH

southern illinois university-edwardsville

Campus Staff

Degree: Business Management

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Interests
Exercising, reading, cooking, traveling, hanging out with friends

Favorite Books
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller, Living the Cross Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney, Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Favorite Movies
The Notebook, Planet of the Apes, The Best Man, Pitch Perfect, The color Purple, The Prestige

My Testimony
I was raised in a family that did not attend church regularly. My view of God was very distorted, and I had never heard the gospel story before. I idolized sports, relationships, and approval, but I began to grow more curious about knowing and understanding my purpose in life. As I got involved in a weekly bible study my Junior year of college, I began to see the wickedness of my own heart and realized my need of a Savior. Shortly after, at a Campus Outreach Fall Conference, God saved me when I fully trusted in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Since then, by the grace of God I am being humbled daily and seeing the eternal joy in furthering His Kingdom by giving my life away with passion and conviction.