I hope the summer is being good to you. We are enjoying a little quiet as things here slow down a bit. Kris and I are trying to get some things done that we usually don’t find time to do during the school year.
I am writing to share with you an overview of what has happened in and through the BSU here at Southern Miss this past year. The enclosed newsletter gives an overview of the highlights of how God has used Southern Miss BSUers to touch lives across the world. I hope you enjoy reading this report of what God has done.
Survival Weekend - Family Group - Missions Banquet - 6:01 - 12:01
Spring Break Missions - Christmas in Asia - Summer Missions - Leadership Team
The words above are just a few of the ways that students have been involved in BSU at Southern Miss. Experiences like these caused students to live out the purpose of why we are here—Helping Students to Know Christ and Make Him Known to the Nations.
When I came to Southern Miss in 1991, area churches provided 95% of the financial support for Southern Miss BSU ministry. Today those churches provide about 30% of the cost to operate this ministry. As you can imagine, the cost of operating this ministry today is much greater. That is the “not so good” news.
Your BSU needs your help. The good news is that more than 10,000 students have been touched by this BSU since I came here 23 years ago. That means that we have a base of people that REALLY KNOW who we are and what we do. Many of you allowed BSU to influence the major decisions that have directed your life to this point. Last year, 81 alumni and friends provided over $47,500 to support this work.
I am asking you to join this group. Would you consider either making an annual contribution, or beginning a monthly bank draft of any amount to support BSU at Southern Miss? If you have any questions, please give us a call.
God Bless You,
W. Lloyd Lunceford, BSU Director