Rosie Gadus - Texas Interviewed by Zoe D’Angelo Nominated by Seeley Casey - Two Girls and A Lens Issue 19 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination:Rosie Gadus is the light that everyone is attracted to. She strongly encourages and guides others to become strong in their faith. She is very active in her church and enjoys volunteering in the church and the community. She is outgoing, adventurous, spontaneous, funny and a beautiful soul.
What are you involved in at your church? Once a week I am a bible study leader for a group of junior high ladies. I help them grow their relationship with God, and let them know they have someone to confide in when they are having issues. I also attend my own senior bible study, which allows me to continue growing and developing my authentic relationship with God. I also attend weekly church services in the high school ministry at my church.
What is your favorite about being a part of your church? My favorite things about being a part of my church is being accepted for who I am and the opportunities I have available in volunteering, such as growing relationships and potentially having an impact on someone's life.
Tell me about some of your volunteering opportunities within your church and community. My volunteering started at a young age when my family and I helped the community around us after Hurricane Ike in 2008. Afterwards, every year on Thanksgiving my family and I gather with a large group and go out into our community and provide Thanksgiving dinners to people that might not have the chance to have one. At church, in addition to my junior high group leadership role, I also volunteer at church services on the weekends to help out with the pre-k students. Over the summer I volunteer at a local church VBS (vacation bible school) church camp. I also help organize and participate in local fundraisers.
With friends Carrington Nixon (blonde) and Zeynep Kardes (brunette)
Why would consider yourself adventurous and spontaneous? I would consider myself adventurous and spontaneous because I’m open to anything at anytime. I love trying new things such as zip lining, hiking, and traveling.
When you’re not in church, what do you do in your free time? When I’m not attending or volunteering at church, I spend my time doing what I love with people I love. Some things I like to do is hanging out with my friends whether we are shopping, hanging out, or seeing a movie. I also love spending time outdoors doing fishing, hunting, and taking my dog to the local dog parks.
Image by a friend of her with her dog, Chance
Pizza or tacos? Soda or water? Cats or dogs? Pizza, Water, and Dogs
3 things on my bucket list. I would love to go on a mission trip, go skydiving, and to see the Northern Lights.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years/ what are your plans for the future? In 5 years, I see myself still in college working towards my doctorate degree and becoming a pediatric physical therapist. Being a pediatric physical therapist will allow me to impact, encourage, and help kids accomplish their goal and recover.
Rosie will be featured in Issue 19 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!