Recent graduate Adam Nelson said that the reason he came this week was “to love to the best of my ability.” Based on the work Adam did this week, he really loved people well this week.
While others were being blessed by the work that our students did, our students were changed as well. Dori Powell shared that, “This week has been a blessing. It has opened my eyes to the fact that not every place you go will be perfect, and just a little bit can make a big difference.” In Wesleyan theology, this would be called “personal piety and social holiness” - being changed on the inside while having a positive impact in the world.
In one of his first official tasks in Student Ministry, Jayden Groppi witnessed firsthand the difference we can make in the world when we take the words of Jesus seriously. “It’s incredible to see so many churches and nonprofits being led by the Spirit to fulfill the same calling as Ginghamsburg: loving Jesus and doing something about it! So many different people, stories and gifts all being used to serve our neighbors.”
Friends, it’s been a great week, and you should be proud of the students of Ginghamsburg. They have loved and served well. Now, if you will excuse me, I need to get back to sorting sanitary napkins.