Union University, Jackson, TN – Sep 29, 2012
Family weekend is always a busy and fun time on Union’s campus, from the sibling sleepover and movie on the lawn to the President’s brunch and families attending church with their students. And to everyone’s excitement, Union added a new event to family weekend 2012. This new event was Union night, which was filled with fun activities, good food, and tons of Union merchandise. And you can’t forget the great music and fireworks to end the evening. But for me, the best part of the night was the Red Bus Project.
When I heard the Red Bus was coming back to Union University to kick off their fall tour, I was beyond excited. Show Hope and the Red Bus Project hold such a special place in my heart. To sum up my heart for the orphaned in a few short paragraphs is a difficult thing. I could literally write all day. Having been involved in orphan care since the age of 13, I have dreamed of ways I could get my friends and other students involved and aware. Now, serving alongside a great staff at Show Hope with the same passion and dream is such a bittersweet reality.
I had an amazing time sharing with students and families about Show Hope, the Red Bus Project, and my passion for orphans. I remember one point in the night turning around and seeing a long line just to get onto the bus. It was truly moving to see so many people interested in ways they could help the orphaned as well as taking the time to give to families in need. I cannot wait to see how Union students continue that interest and heart to speak out on behalf of the orphaned.