Spring Break 2018
Over spring break we challenged our students to do something meaningful. Several of our students - alongside students from Arkansas Tech - traveled with us to Beaumont, TX to assist with the ongoing rebuilding effort in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.
We spent three days working with a couple whose house was completely submerged by floodwaters. Months later, they’ve finally turned a corner: we were able to fully clear their backyard of debris, fill their walls with insulation, and hang dozens and dozens of panels of drywall. At the end of our stay, the inside of their house was nearly unrecognizable. More than that, all of us were mutually encouraged by the love, gratefulness, and generosity on display. Just as valuable as the work we did were the relationships we formed.
This is a perfect illustration of the kind of impact college ministry can have. Many view college students as selfish, entitled, and distracted. This is hardly the case. College students are some of the most passionate, motivated people in the world. What most students want more than anything else is to use their lives for something significant.
At Pulse our mission is to help students live lives of purpose. This trip highlighted one of the keys to a life of purpose: the power of consistent presence. People of purpose don’t come and go. Rather, they consistently invest in the people around them, caring for and blessing those with whom they come into contact.
In everything we do, we want to help students become people of purpose.