FEBRUARY 2019 - VOLUME 2, ISSUE 7
NGU PARENT E-NEWSLETTER
VERSE OF THE MONTH
PARENTS IN PRAYER
Well, it is the month where love abounds as we celebrate Valentines Day.  So how shall we pray for your student this month? 

Truth is: college is often the place where our children meets future mates. Three of my five children have graduated from here with a spouse in tow! 

Truth is: marriage and family were on God’s heart from the beginning. Jesus quoted Genesis 2:24 when he was asked about marriage. 

So what does this have to do with praying for your child?

  • Pray for your child if they are watching all of their friends seem to find significant relationships. That can create some lonely days with February 14 being the loneliest!
  • Pray for God to surround your child with meaningful friendships with guys and girls.
  • Pray for a ‘friend group’! I am still friends with my college friends, and I can promise you, college days were a long time ago for me. But these friendships that your child is forming during these days are strong and can carry them through many days to come.
  • Pray for your child’s spouse. Many of you have prayed since your child was born for the mate that they would one day marry. I want to encourage to begin praying that now if you have not already.

At NGU, I want you to know that we care about every aspect of your child’s well being and growth – mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

Ruth McWhite
Director of Women's Ministries
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PrintHub
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Important Spring 2019 Dates
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  • Good Friday Holiday - April 19
  • Exams - April 29-May 2
  • Spring Commencement - May 4
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