For many years, my husband and I, have felt drawn to mentor college students. My husband grew up in a family that not only served and loved college students but also taught them about Jesus Christ and His example of serving.
During our college years, they taught us how to serve and we were blessed to be served by many people who cared about college kids and wanted them to know Christ and grow more in love with Him.
College can be a very confusing time for young people with all the different beliefs and philosophies they are surrounded by. Our son will be a college student next year and we definitely don't want him to be thrown out into the world without strong believers around him helping him to remain firm in his faith.
The mentoring,teaching, and most importantly the love we received in college helped firm up our Christian foundation and showed us how important it is for us to reach out to college students. This is why, I believe, we have such a heart and desire to work with these young kids. And, I can't forget how much they bless us! It is exciting seeing these young kids get excited about God and growing and maturing in Christ.
Below is a link to an article we wrote for a newsletter and blog for the college students we work with at Boise State University.