Campbellsville University – Mar 20, 2012
Thoughts from the Bus...
As soon as I heard about the Red Bus Project and what it was all about I was automatically drawn to it. First off because I love second-hand stores; being a college student I'm always on the lookout for a good deal. However, the thing that hooked me even more than that was the mission behind it. I am a freshman at Campbellsville University and I am a social work major. After I graduate I plan on working with orphans. God has laid a passion for children without families on my heart and I feel like God has called me to do something about the orphan crisis.
When I came out of my biology class today I came over to the red bus to shop but ended up helping out and I am so glad I did. The people here are so friendly and I love being able to help them out. It also just reinforces and fuel my passion for helping orphans. I am so happy that the Red Bus Project came to CU and I hope to see them again soon!
Aly Bryant, student at Campbellsville University
The orphan crisis occurring in the world today is very real. As a missionary kid having grown up in East Asia, I can say first hand how important it is to help the fatherless. I have worked for years in orphanages around the world. I have seen the needy, held the hopeless, and loved on the abandoned.
Not long after working in an orphanage in Asia, I heard about Show Hope, an organization that helps families adopt. Over time, I saw how passionate Show Hope is about helping orphans. Now, as I am a college student at Campbellsville University, I am still helping orphans by volunteering with Show Hope's Red Bus Project. The double decker bus that rolled onto our campus today not only helped raise money for Show Hope, but it also gave me the opportunity to talk to my friends about how orphans around the world need our help.
It is time for Christians to realize that we can help the fatherless find loving families by purchasing a shirt from a Red Bus, volunteering at an event, or even thinking about adopting. Orphans need our help, I have seen it first hand, and now is the time to get involved.
Hannah C., student at Campbellsville University