UNITED METHODIST STUDENT’S SUNDAY - December 4, 2016
Together, we educate students so they can make a difference in the world.
Across the country, the people of the United Methodist Church are serving the people God loves in Jesus’ name. We’re doing it at home, but so often we’d like to do more.
· We want to serve those in other places who are suffering.
· We want to offer spiritual words of hope and life.
· And we want to be well-equipped to do both!
But the reality for most of us is that our responsibilities—home, family, work—don’t allow us to engage with every need we’d like to meet.
Right now there are UMC young people—who might not have had the resources to attend a school of their choice, or, for some, any school at all—who’ve been sent by you into the world God loves because of your giving to United Methodist Student Day. When you give generously you are support these students as they prepare for a life that unites faith with knowledge.
Þ What no one person or congregation can do alone, we’re doing together.
Nurturing Christian Leaders Like Ricky Blue
The son of two addicted parents, Ricky Blue had grown up without much hope for a future. But when Ricky’s church family—Louisiana’s Luling UMC—raised $4000 for Ricky to begin college, hope was born. Then, the Gift of Hope Scholarship, made possible only by your generous giving to United Methodist Student Day, allowed Ricky to continue. Today Ricky is a certified candidate for ministry in the Illinois-Great Rivers Annual Conference.
Þ What no one person can do, we’re doing together.
Together We’re Raising Up Gifted Christian Leaders
When you support United Methodist Student Day, you make it possible for more students like Ricky to serve the world God loves. So although you can’t meet every need you’d like to, your giving allows members of Christ’s body, people like Ricky, to do it in Jesus’ name.
Zack Conover, a UMC student at Judson University, sums up the reason we give: “Without the support of the United Methodist Student Day low-interest loan, I would not have the chance to attend college. And, to be honest, I don’t even want to know the kind of person I would be without my education.”
Will you give to United Methodist Student Day?