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!
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!