Utah Valley University is a lovely campus.
The grounds are well-kept;
The architecture is both old
and like the rest of Orem,
it is surrounded by beautiful mountains.
The campus is quieter in the evenings,
but many attend night classes.
The library is well-used all hours of the day
Every building on campus is connected by wide hallways
in which you can get to any building without going outside.
They are filled with students with great burdens.
...and not just their backpack.
At first glance you might not notice the spiritual need
for some students freely wear a smile.
Others wear their burdens on their countenance.
A huge majority of the student body here
labor through life without knowing truth or the Giver of peace.
They study hard and have many responsibilities,
but it does not take long to see the burden they are carrying.
The stairs, sidewalks, and halls are filled with
thousands who simply do not know Jesus.
Whether airing their burdens publicly
or tucking themselves away in some corner,
there is no denying the spiritual emptiness on campus.
One way we are seeking to reach these students
is through our information table on campus
a place where they can stop and ask any question they may have
about our ministry, God, or the Bible.
We desire to see them throw their burden
at the foot of the cross and be set free!
Whenever you see someone wearing a backpack,
would you pray for the students at UVU?