#BaylorLights Profile: Tanaka Tava

May 28, 2019
Tanaka Tava
“Specific people that have definitely poured into my life here at Baylor? The very first one is Greg Welch. He's actually one of my very first friends that I met at Line Camp. The moment that I met Greg, I knew. It was an instant connection of just brotherhood and bonding. We have very similar backgrounds, but are still definitely very different. He's from Waco. I'm from a big city, I'm from Dallas. He's more conservative. I'm more liberal. Honestly, on paper, everything that he likes and everything that I like, we're not supposed to be friends. But I guess the one thing that united us is our love for Christ, and our love for just being able to hang out with each other, talking about sports, talking about basketball, actually being able to have the vulnerability in life, and the way that I was able to continue to share with him my struggles.

“There was a time in the spring semester of my freshman year where everything just seemed like it was falling down, but Greg was there each and every moment of the way. Always sending me Bible verses, always meeting up with me, always talking, always shooting hoops. No matter what, I could call him any time, any point, in any moment of just really being able to have a true, solid brother. And I have brothers for life here, for sure. But I know that he is one person that has really stood out to me, and the way that he's been able to continue to pour into me, helping me...

“Proverbs 27:17, he's the definition of that. No matter what. We can not talk for a couple weeks, because we're both involved, but whenever we meet up, talk again. Anything that we need to talk about, he's always there.”

Tanaka Tava
-- Junior theatre & neuroscience major
-- Arlington, TX
-- One of thousands of #BaylorLights
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