It's a beautiful day in central Illinois! This is the best time of year to be here. The trees are flowering, flowers are blooming, and the temperature is perfect.
And today is a Threads of Hope day!
Threads of Hope is an organization started by a missionary to the Philippines. Our students partner with them, by selling friendship bracelets to students on the Quad. The bracelets are made by women and children in the Philippines and sent to us, where we can sell them for much more ($1) than they would get over there. The majority of the proceeds goes to support their communities and development, while part stays with The Navigators student organization and is used for scholarships to conferences, etc.
There are lots of student orgs out on the Quad selling hot dogs, donuts, and other things. But for some reason, people just flock to these bracelets. It's a great cause, and a great opportunity for The Illini Navigators to participate in the campus community at the U of I. Below are a few pictures.
Please pray for unified hearts and wisdom from the Lord as we collaborate to faithfully serve our students in the coming months.
Thanks! And have a great weekend!