Thank you to 26 families in our church who have “adopted” a total of 38 Westmont students! We pray this will be an excellent opportunity for the families, the students, and the church as a whole to build relationships and build community. Our primary purpose of this ministry is for our church to love and pray for these students as they journey through this school year. We have students who have just moved away from home for the first time as freshmen, seniors who will graduate soon and are looking ahead to what is next, and everyone in between. Families who have “adopted” students have been asked to participate in a few specific ways including the following: 1) to invite their students over for two dinners a semester, 2) to send them a bit of encouragement during midterms and finals weeks (in the form of notes, scripture passages, and perhaps some study treats), 3) to find out what their students are involved in and support them (by attending athletic events, concerts, plays etc), and most importantly to pray for their students.
If you are interested in getting involved, I would encourage you to talk to families who are paired up with a student, and see how they could use your support. If you want to get to know college students and get involved in their lives, then come check out Tapestry on Sundays at 5 pm. We are very excited about this new ministry and opportunity to serve our community!
Blessings & Love!