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June 28, 2021

Advice from Your BYU-Pathway Friends

Hear 10 important lessons from BYU-Pathway students across the globe

Do your courses ever leave you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Or have life circumstances started to take a toll on your well-being? You’re not alone! Check out this advice from BYU-Pathway Worldwide students who have been where you are and understand what you’re going through. Have hope and courage. Take it from them — you can do this!

“[We] know, no matter how hard it looks or how dark it gets, the Lord is 100% going to be there for you. We really and truly believe this program is deeply inspired. It blesses you in every way. You can do it!”

— Jeanette Hayes, USA

“Starting school with BYU-Pathway is one of the best decisions you can make in your life. Go ahead, strive daily, and do things with discipline. The blessings will come after the test of our faith!”

— Diego Rodriguez, Ecuador

“You are here for a reason. Take it seriously and do all you can because it will be alright.”

— Nicolas Pariente, Uruguay

“Anyone can do it. If I can, anyone can. You just have to get your priorities right. For me any time I put school above my family, the school work was hard. … As long as I put my family first, the gospel, and then my school work, everything else worked out.”

— Twyla Larman, USA

“Don’t you ever lose hope. Just hold on, and have faith in yourself. You can do it; you can finish it. You never know what’s really inside of you.”

— Leone Matavesi, Fiji

“Things might be challenging in the beginning, but believe me, they will surely get better. Go on with hope, courage, and faith. If you know who you are, and you know that the Savior loves you, and you know your goals … you will [be able to] move forward.”

—Malvin Kadzomba, South Africa

“Just remember that it might be hard, but it’s going to bless the rest of your life. You cannot go wrong by finishing it, and you cannot go wrong by participating. Every time someone asks me about BYU-Pathway, all I say is, ‘Do it!’”

—Valeria Hawkes, Brazil

“Know that something greater will come in the future if you continue.”

— Oliver Toledo, Guatemala

“Pray for everything. When a lesson was more difficult for me, I prayed to Heavenly Father that he would touch my mind with His finger, and … my mind lit up. It is a fantastic spiritual experience.”

— Angelo Melone, Italy


Remember, there are so many people cheering you on throughout your educational journey! Put your trust in the Lord and keep pushing forward. You will be blessed beyond measure for your diligence in gaining an education.

What advice would you give to your fellow classmates? Tell us in the comments!

Comments on "Advice from Your BYU-Pathway Friends"

Marcelo Clavijo says:

I’ve procastrinated for a year to take this beautiful program inspired by our heavenly father, so now I’m exciting to start again my studies.

Ideal Kudzaishe Murombo says:

So nice 🙂

Michael Essien says:

Anything worth doing is worth doing well. There is no going back once taking up a new course in life. Not even contemplated at this point.

Aristote kazadi says:

Merci beaucoup, je vais le faire

Aristote kazadi says:

Thanks, I will do that!

Rhoda says:

This is so beautiful. I would love to be like them through their examples.

donatusessien says:

So encouraging.

Sabue Théodore Kabue says:

BYU-Pathway is an inspired program, a better way to education.
It helps us learn and increase our faith in Jesus Christ. It helps us to become disciple leaders in our families, communities, and Church.
To achieve those goals, we have to diligently learn by seeking the Lord’s help and applying what we are learning.

Levita G. Lagumbay says:

I am excited to begin but up to now l haven’t receive a message from my mentors/facilitators.

Abara Etoton Kanu says:

I was informed that classes are to resume September this year

Abara Etoton Kanu says:

I pray that Heavenly Father will inspire me, because I can do nothing of my self without His help.

Agnes Mbula says:

BYU-Pathway is a nice program. I hope to learn a lot of things to grow both spiritually and emotionally to strengthen my testimony.

etesunny100 says:

I am encouraged by all the advice from our General Authorities to enroll in the course. I believe God will straighten me to finish it.

Kimera says:

Wow, what excellent inspiring comments. Thanks all and God bless.

Best Odey says:

This gives me more courage.

Héritier says:

I’m so happy for your strong testimony.

Donatus says:

To have quality education is difficult, especially in part of Africa. With BYU-Pathway, I understand the importance of education.

Azaria Raphaël Lomami says:

I can learn with BYU-Pathway. I know it is very difficult to have a good education, but with PathwayConnect I can feel free for my passion and for my educational future. That is why I thank God for this opportunity given to me. I thank all the friends and missionaries for their support in giving me courage.

Alfred Moses Kebbie says:

Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and press forward to do your education; that is my advice to classmates. To be prayerful over you education.

Oredi Kibungu Lebon says:

I like this advice.

Donatus Ekpo Essien says:

Learning and study is part of God’s plan for us. We also need to pray for God and the Holy Ghost to guard us, especially when we don’t feel like it.

Charity says:

I love this; it’s so encouraging. I will not quit until it’s done.

Dimilahy says:

Do what you want for the Lord will be blessing his sons and daughters.

Boni Philiquine says:

I have just been enrolled in PathwayConnect, and I am so happy and lucky to be here. God bless everybody in PathwayConnect. All thanks to Jesus.

Theophilus H Fatorma says:

It will never be easy when you are starting a new level in life. But it depends on your efforts and time. You can make it by believing.

Cate W says:

I love this advice!

Shie says:

“If you think it is hard. It means you are on the right path.” So, keep on believing. The promise is sure. “No one will do it for you except you.” You don’t need to know everything to start doing. Start now!

Press forward even though it’s challenging

Tshishing Mpat vasco says:

I immensely love this stunning program! I usually pray God to have my situation changed, while God gives me a situation to change me!

It is a beautiful program with profound and inspiring teachings.

Clement Teangake says:

Brothers and Sisters, this is the most inspirational program to see the Lord’s hands manifested in fulfilling the commandment of education, in learning by study and faith. Prioritizing heavenly help makes any other difficulties open up to see who you want you to become. By small and simple things, great things are brought to pass.

Carlos Edson Leon Pinto says:

I love your testimonies. I really feel inspired. Thank you very much.

Fatmatanat-kanu says:

I know when you put your shoulder to the wheel you will push along. My Brothers and Sisters, nothing is impossible with God, there is a light at the tunnel, do not give up.

isaac ofori says:

Just remember that hard things make great people, so become great by accomplishing hard things

Shorai says:

If the Lord can help others to do it, He can also do the same for me.

Nassanga Mary says:


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Arlyn Teodocio says:

As it always in my mind “If others can, why can’t I” I rely everything to HIM, because there can never be success without failure. I pray in everything about my studies because He is in the details of my everything.

Richard Park says:

A wonderful program

Henry Dean Bondah says:

Why stopping? Keep on keeping on.

Piero Suyon says:

Really inspired!

Levita G. Lagumbay says:

Someone told me that many students are enrolling, yet not all of them are able to continue. I do not know exactly the reasons behind it; some say it was due to unavoidable circumstances.

Abara Etoton Kanu says:

Okay I will go with faith and make it work


Thanks, I will do that.

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