Greetings Golden Eagles!

It’s GREAT TO BE A GOLDEN EAGLE! We are so glad you have chosen to be in Hattiesburg this fall. You have made a very wise choice by coming to Southern Miss. We hope you will make another wise choice while you are here and that is to be involved with BSU. The BSU is a campus ministry focused on challenging students to know Christ and make him known. We believe God will have you in Hattiesburg for a reason. We don’t want you miss out on His plan for your life.

Survival Weekend 2014 is an incredible weekend just for new Southern Miss students. There’s not a better and easier way to make friends than at Survival Weekend. SW 2014 is happening on August 22-24 at the BSU Center right on campus The cost is $30. (But if money is a problem, scholarships are available!) Take a look at what happened at Survival Weekend last year. 

To register for Survival Weekend 2014:
1 – Fill out the registration form
2 – Pay for SW at our Paypal page

Or, If mailing it in is easier you can mail your $30 check to:

USM BSU
118 College Drive #5185
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Please don’t pass up this opportunity to get to know and build a group of friends who will help you get started strong here at Southern Miss! 

We want to see you there! Go Eagles!!! Southern Miss to the TOP!!!

Lloyd Lunceford                                           Kris Walters
BSU Director                                                  BSU Associate Director

The work is moving steadily along

The BSU bathrooms are a little crazy right now….IMG_4570

But the new wallpaper and carpet are looking nice and perty!IMG_4597

The work is moving steadily along. The BSU honestly is a mess but that’s okay! We are working through it and eagerly anticipating it’s completion (around August 12). We are grateful to MS Baptists for funding this much needed project and we look forward to serving students this fall through the use of our BSU Center!

Updates are under way

IMG_4549Over the course of the next month we will see drastic changes in our building as the bathrooms are upgraded and new carpet and wallpaper are installed. This picture is from the men’s bathroom. Hopefully by August 12 everything will be ready to go!

 

Updates to the BSU Center coming soon!

We are excited to share with you the recent news that the BSU Center will have new wallpaper, carpet, flooring and baseboards installed this summer. We also have plans to begin the remodeling of our bathrooms to meet ADA standards. We hope to have all of this done by the time school starts in the middle of August.

In the meantime, Lloyd and I are steadily trying to prepare for the upcoming fall semester while at the same time trying to recharge our “batteries.” In the coming weeks, we hope to have 3500 cards about BSU & Survival Weekend mailed out to our incoming new students.

We have also tried to touch base with over 300 area churches letting them know how grateful we are for their support to both the Cooperative Program and to the BSU at Southern Miss. We have mailed out a letter and a newsletter that shares how God is using the USM BSU to spread His gospel message. We have also mailed out similar letters to friends and alumni asking them to consider giving to this ministry that so impacted them.

So, as you pray, would you please pray for successful contact and interest from new students this summer? Would you also pray for additional givers to the ministry here from both churches and friends/alumni?

Thanks for praying!