A Camp’s New Mission
On a summer Saturday morning, Joe Dunlap stood on the…
FEATURE PHOTO (above): Hundreds of Harding University students donate their time to help pack 254,000 meals in under two hours. Churches of Christ in the area were among those who helped distribute the meals.
EUSTIS, Fla. — On a recent Saturday, Central Florida Bible Camp took time to “Celebrate.”
That was the special theme as about 150 supporters celebrated the camp’s past, present and future and conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new girls’ cabin.
The camp has reached a milestone in its “Forward” capital campaign, raising $500,000 to go along with a matching $500,000 donation.
“This is a milestone effort in CFBC’s 62-year history,” said Ron Brackett, camp director. “The projects planned for all three phases of the campaign include construction of four new cabins, a new pool and a new activities center.”
The total estimated cost will be $3 million — $1 million for each phase, Brackett said.
STEPHENVILLE, Texas — The SOAR (Safety, Ownership, Advancement, Responsibility) House has opened at Sherwood & Myrtie Foster’s Home for Children.
“It is rapidly filling up with 18- to 22-year-olds who have aged out of foster care and who need a safety net underneath them while they navigate their new role as adults,” President and CEO Glenn Newberry reported in the children’s home’s recent newsletter.
SEARCY, Ark. — Harding University recently teamed with Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and The Pack Shack to pack 254,000 meals in under two hours for the food insecure in White County and surrounding areas
The meal-packing event involved roughly 600 volunteers, including campus organizations and athletic teams.
“I think this event is a huge answer to prayer,” said senior Lexi Hoagland, the student organizer. “God worked in cool ways through Harding to help impact our community. I hope the meals that were made … can let our neighbors have peace of mind knowing where their next meals will come from.”
The meals were distributed to food pantries, churches and nonprofits throughout the area.
Arkansas ranks No. 2 in the nation for food insecurity, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Roughly one in five residents do not know where they will receive their next meal, according to a recent report.
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — Citing “the progress it has made toward a stronger future,” Rochester College will change its name to Rochester University, officials announced.
A transition to the new name will begin immediately and be completed in August 2020, President Brian Stogner said.
“For nearly 60 years, Rochester College has strived to provide an outstanding Christ-centered education to our students,” Stogner said. “We have always been at our best when we have worked together, believed in ourselves and stayed committed to our shared vision, faith and principles. That’s what brought us to the milestone we’re at today, and it’s what will be needed as Rochester University continues its exciting journey.”
At one time, the institution was known as Michigan Christian College.
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