On Monday night, October 21st, we had thirteen students who came over to our backyard. We had a roaring fire (at times). Even though it was only 29 degrees outside, we had a great time of fellowship with much laughter. The fire kept us warm as well as the hot apple cider and hot chocolate. We ripped through quite a few bags of marshmallow as they were roasted over the fire. Yes, there was chocolate and graham crackers to go with them.
On Thursday, October 17th, we opened up the portable screen and turned the projector on in our library and showed the movie "Bully". Following the movie, we had time for open discussion. This evening was a combine event with the GLBTA club on campus. Even though the turnout was lower (twelve students) than we were hoping for; it was a great night. Students openly shared about their struggles and the times that they were bullied and how they overcame it or are still struggling to be triumphant.
On Monday October 13rd, we had our Dinner and Discussion night. our evening started with a dinner with the Catholic Campus Ministry. Following dinner, Element 26 had a discussion on judging individuals on appearances through the lens of the TV show, "The Voice". Following our ministry night, we went to Coldstone for our birthday celebration. Pictured above our the tree birthday ladies: Samantha, Rachel and Hollie. Each month, we head out to Coldstone and celebrate.
On Sunday October 13th, we had three Lutheran Campus Ministry students who participated in the CROP WALK that occurred in Marshall. Cholena, Hannah and Riley put on their walking shoes and went for a 3.1 mile walk to help bring awareness to hunger issues in our country and world.
On Thursday, October 3rd, we jumped in the van and headed up the road 300 miles to Grand Forks (University of North Dakota) to hear Rachel and Agape in concert and with them was Nadia. Too be honest, and it would not be a surprise, we went up there to hear Nadia to speak. For an hour, we listened to her read from her book, share why she included the story in the book and then answered many questions from the crowd. We want to thank the churches that support us so we can make trips like this. It was a great fellowship event; as well as a learning experience where we could wrestle with outrageous faith.
Jeff Greathouse is the LCM Chaplain at SMSU. He has been on campus since Sept. 2012