Starting back this semester!

Monday, January 18th @ 8:00 p.m. – Donut fellowship before school starts.
Donuts, coffee & hot chocolate are being served at the BSU this Monday night. Stop by and say ‘hey’!

Thursday, January 21 – First 12:01 of the spring semester – students who served in Asia over the Christmas break will share. We’re serving spaghetti, salad and bread sticks. Lunch on Thursdays is always free!

Friday, January 22 – Ice cream social @ 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 23 – Golden Eagle Basketball – (Southern Miss vs. LA Tech). Meet at the BSU at 6:30 to head over. Game starts at 7:00. First 3,000 fans get a free USM Basketball t-shirt.

Sunday, January 24 – Meet at the BSU to head to a local church.

Monday, January 25th – Welcome back night! @ 7:01 – Come get back in the groove of BSU. Meet new friends and jump back in to the regular routine of meeting weekly with your BSU family.

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Thank you for praying and giving!

Dear Friends of the Southern Miss Baptist Student Union:

2015 has been a great year for us. We have seen a record number of students involved, especially in our Thursday 12:01 luncheon/devotional. Mississippi Baptists gave us a great gift of a new patio on the south side of the building. This addition is the crowning jewel on our property that God led our former leaders to purchase all the way back to 1952. If you have not seen it, I would invite you to visit. It is proving to be a great ministry tool for us.

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Missions continues to be at the very heart of who we are as the Southern Miss BSU. As you read this, I am in East Asia with a group of 41 students participating in our 14th Christmas overseas. Fourteen of us are from Southern Miss and there is a group of 15 from our partner UMASS Lowell, led by Chris James a Southern Miss alum.

We have just selected a new leadership team of 30 students to lead us during 2016. We have also selected a team of 20 to serve in San Francisco during spring break and interviewed 21 students for 2016 summer missions service. Our missions giving topped the $10,000 goal for 2015 as students continued the traditions of the missions banquet, penny wars, and beard auction along with parking cars on the BSU property for the great football season we just completed.

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Thank you for praying for us and faithfully giving to this ministry. As most of you know, we continue to depend upon Friends of BSU to provide more than 50% of the financial base of this ministry. Let me encourage you to give to your BSU regularly. Many alums and friends give monthly to support this ministry. You can:

1) write a check and mail it to 118 College Dr. #5185, Hattiesburg, MS 39406
2) begin a monthly bank draft using this form-> ACH deposit form USM BSU
3) contribute online through the “Donate” button above whenever you are able to.

Please pray for your Southern Miss BSUers who will spend their Christmas in East Asia. May you and your family have a great Christmas season and a blessed New Year in 2016!

Until All Have Heard,

Lloyd

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