But sometimes, something will happen that just amazes us a bit more.
One of our seniors recently sent out an email to all the other upperclassmen Nav students. He heard about an opportunity for students to raise money for their organizations by working at Illinois football games. Great thing, but this student very thoughtfully wanted the upperclassmen to join together for something specific. Here's what he said:
What if many of us volunteered to raise money through this opportunity and use it to bless the freshmen. We all know the solidifying effect that Fall Conference has on the illiniNavs community, and that our staff tries to subsidize the cost of attendance for the freshmen in hope that they will join us there. If we raise enough money we could subsidize their cost even further, and if we raise a lot we might be able to get them there for FREE! What a blessing that would be!
One event that generates incredible momentum for us each year is Journey, our regional fall conference, where students join with Navs from other campuses to for a weekend of great teaching, worship, and fellowship. Our biggest hurdle is getting first-timers (usually freshmen) to this conference. Once they've gone once, they're hooked...and greatly blessed by it.
What a great example of this young man looking to serve and bless the next generation, helping them to jump-start their walk with Christ. We're finding that in this way, and many others, our students are growing up. This will be the subject of an upcoming newsletter that you'll be receiving in the next month.
Praise God for the wonderful student leaders He's given us! Happy weekend and God's grace to you all!