Monday, April 27

Saying Good-Byes

Now we come to the part of this semester with mixed emotions -- graduation! It is joy for the graduates of course, but part of us really hate to see our CBF students leave. At the same time we are thankful for the time God allowed us with them, especially to see how they grew spiritually. We are also thankful that God is launching them out to be a light somewhere else.

We have had to say good-bye to Andrew, one of our CBF student leaders. He invited us to his graduation party-- a mix of about fifty students, including Fraternity students, parents, grandparents, other relatives, and friends. We immediately found ourselves surrounded by many students. Some we have known and many were new contacts to us. Not too far into the night his family -- the older adults asked us to come and sit with them. It was good to meet and visit at length with them. Michael and I were surprised to see how young his parents were - about our age (he he :) We often forget we are about the age of many of our student's parents. Before we left however, we found ourselves once again mingling with the "younger" group. It was a very profitable time spent with them.

Andrew gave his mother a stole with his gratitude penned on it. What a special way for a believeing young man to honor his mother in this public way.

It reads: "Mom, Thank you for all your support and encouragement over the years. Let me not forget the financial help, all of which made this day possible. I love you and am very blessed to be your son. Love, your graduate, Andrew."

Andrew told us again as we parted ways how much importance he believes Campus Bible Fellowship is on Campus. This is encouraging news in a worldly place -- a reminder of why we do what we do.

Andrew will be moving out of state to pursue further education in counseling. Pray for him and the other Christian students who are entering their next season of life.

1 comment:

  1. What a special young man Andrew is!


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