Christian Student Fellowship at Old Dominion University has had a great first semester on campus. Over the past few months, David Van Buskirk and I have had the privilege of meeting and working with a group of students on a regular basis. We look forward to continuing to develop relationships with these students next semester and continuing to meet more students in an effort to share Christ with students across the campus.
The ministry now has the standing of an official student organization on campus. With this status, we have gained an increased amount of recognition on campus, and we are now able to reserve rooms for meetings and participate in student organizational fairs.
We have also completed the process to become members of the University Chaplin’s Association on campus. We currently have provisional status but will obtain full status at the end of the spring semester and will be recognized as faculty members on campus.
As previously mentioned, we pray that the Lord would guide us in expanding the ministry during the spring semester. We are planning to continue weekly Bible studies on campus and are also attempting to plan social events with students in order to help the students grow closer to one another as they grow closer to God. We are also in the process of planning a spring retreat.
We are blessed to have a group of individuals and churches who have committed to supporting the ministry on a regular basis. Loyal supporters, both prayer and financial, allow this ministry to operate on the ODU campus. We are very grateful for the sacrifices that are made each month that make this ministry possible. There is a great need for ministry on the campus of ODU and we are thankful for those who partner with us to meet this need.
As the year draws to a close, we would like to make the opportunity available for additional individuals and churches to partner with the ministry by making a special end-of-the-year donation to help the ministry have the funds to go into the New Year with necessary resources. Also, we would like to go into 2012 with a larger body of supporters in order to continue to strengthen the ministry. In order to do so, we need individuals to commit to monthly donations and continual prayer for the ministry. Your donation will have a direct and significant impact on the ministry opportunities provided to students at Old Dominion University. I am confident that God has more great things in store for the ministry and the support of loyal individuals is necessary to make the ministry as successful as possible.
If you would like to partner with the ministry by making a one-time special gift or a recurring monthly donation, donations are tax deductible and can be made online at cmov.org under the support tab or by mail to the following address:
College Ministries of Virginia
P.O. Box 3280
Richmond, Virginia 23228
Please include my name on the memo line when writing a check or donating online to ensure that your donation is sent directly to the ministry at Old Dominion University. Please feel free to contact me or gain additional information about the ministry at one of the links below. Thank you for your love and support. I look forward to keeping you updated with the progress of the ministry.
Tyler and Anna