Hey everybody! May 2016
Here is a quick review of our campus ministry events in May. It was a quieter month than usual as everyone transitioned out of the school year and into the summer, but there were a couple banner events.
The first big deal of May were the graduations of Miss Chanel Wiggans and Mr. Victor Hernandez. Chanel has been one of our core members for 3 years, the entire time she attended BHSU. She was among the first students I ever officially recruited. She has been a constant source of joy for us and we are happy to announce that she is staying in town for the summer as well. She double-majored with a Bachelors of Arts and a Bachelors of English and wants to pursue a career as an book illustrator.
Victor Hernandez is also one of the first students I ever recruited. Victor is a great guy and we are blessed to have him in our group. Every time we enters the room everyone yells, “Victor!” and he shakes his head like he doesn't know what to do with us. He graduated with an Associates Of Science in Engineering Technology and plans to further his education by heading to South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City this Fall. My prayer for them both comes from Philippians:
“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 1:4-6
In other news, we celebrated the end of the school year and the graduation of Chanel and Victor with a party at the campus house. Amy Pruett made dinner for us and spoiled us with homemade cupcakes which were delicious.
After that, students took off to the four winds, but about half of our group stay in town for the summer. We decided to continue with our weekly Bible studies and movie nights, but as the rest of May shook out, we were pretty hit-or-miss with them. That is kind of the way of it with summers and church events though. We are still doing our Bible Studies when we have enough folks in who can make it, but the weekly movie nights are done. Instead, we are combining them with the monthly movie night the church puts on, so maybe that will help build some a stronger connection between the campus ministry and the church.
And speaking of strengthening those bonds, I'm happy to announce that one of our girls, Bailey Hoeft, was hired on at the Northern Hills Church of Christ as our Summer Intern. We haven't had a Summer Intern in ages, but Bailey was asking around about how to get more involved and stretch her faith and an internship came out of it. I'm certain Bailey will do a fantastic job and I can't wait to see how this unfolds.
Another exciting event in May, was the creation of this website. I have been trying to get this website going for ages and I'm extremely proud of it. We are going for a clean, simple, minimalistic design, with updated pictures and our logo. We have this blog page, a fully functional donation page, and of course, all the usual maps and “About us” pages and things like that. I have plans to expand the content even further in the future, so stay tuned for that.