Saturday, July 25
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Presbytery of the Mid-South
Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri
UKirk Memphis is a new manifestation of campus ministry at the University of Memphis. Energy, passion, and joy are palpable as our college students gather for weekly Bible study and prayer. Through that study and prayer, the students became interested in giving back to churches that had supported them. So they began leading worship at nearby Buntyn Presbyterian Church, which encouraged them to create a new worship service on campus.
Still motivated to give back—and open to see how God’s Spirit moves in other parts of the world—the students enthusiastically raised money to build two water cisterns in Xpujil, Mexico. Four students helped build two 10,000-gallon cisterns in May 2014.
“Going to Xpujil was life altering,” says Elizabeth Owen. “It forced me out of my comfort zone in a million ways. It was so humbling and a huge wake-up call to see how people of a different culture and socioeconomic level live. I saw God work through our daily interactions with the families with whom we were building cisterns. We did not share a common language but were still able to interact. That was the most amazing part of the trip.”
Another student, Sheridan Sinclair, says: “It’s easy to overlook ways we experience God in everyday life, due to the constant distractions of our busy lives. I realized my life is full of noise, and I have failed to make my heart receptive to God’s voice. God’s voice isn’t a loud, booming scream but often a whisper. During the trip, I heard God’s whispers.”
The Presbytery of the Mid-South is made up of 44 congregations and their 5,607 members.
—Rev. Julie Bailey, campus minister, University of Memphis
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Holy God, thank you! Thank you for community built around your Word; for the energy, passion, and joy of college students; for clean water; for your living water. Let your abundant gifts flow freely through us, we pray. Amen.