Growth @ UNE
Your giving this semester has had a profound
effect at the University of New England (UNE) in Biddeford, Maine. The size and impact of that student fellowship has more than doubled; students are regularly having spiritual conversations with friends, roommates, and teammates around campus, and even the administration has taken notice! This is true 'campus renewal
' at work.
This picture was just taken this past weekend, as UNE students gathered to build 'care packages' for the overlooked administrators and staff of their campus (dining hall workers, janitorial staff, technical support, and others). In the spirit of giving at Christmas, these energized students wanted to spread the gospel to these staff who serve them all year, so they compiled gifts and included notes in each box, explicitly pointing to Jesus as the ultimate giver. This is the fruit of your prayers and financial gifts
Inter-faith Dialogue @ Colby
Meanwhile, at Colby College, the growing InterVarsity fellowship was able to partner with the Religious and Spiritual Life office to pull off a (very) successful Inter-faith panel discussion. Five different traditions were represented in a very engaging and thoughtful event, in which the Gospel was given a prominent voice. The event was a timely example of respectful and honest conversation, and though the attached picture is a little difficult to see, I assure you that there was "standing-room" only at this event!
These short stories are real-life, tangible examples of your giving at work throughout Southern Maine. In campuses as different as the science-medical-focused UNE, the intellectually-driven Colby, and the community-engaged Southern Maine Community College, students are hearing about Jesus and his reconciliatory hope through the Gospel. I mean this as sincerely as possible:
"This all is happening because of your generous prayers and financial giving!"
Year-end gifts truly help the continued growth and health of this exciting ministry work. I know many organizations look for your giving around the holidays, but would you consider allocating some of your own year-end giving to InterVarsity in Maine? If you do feel so led, please click here
to donate to this ministry.