This past Sabbath at sunrise, several guys from the dorm headed out for an early morning fishing adventure at the local Jay Hawker Ponds. Gabriel and Michael were hauling in the rainbows!
On Sunday, 11 bike enthusiasts spent three hours at Valmont Bike Park. Valmont is a 40 acre public park with trails, pump tracks, jumps, and slaloms designed to develop rider skill. Special thanks to Matt Jordan and Merlin Wehling for hanging out with us, giving us pointers, and providing some excellent entertainment. A group from the guys' dorm is also actively pursuing building our own bike park right here on campus for the enjoyment of students.
As part of the Wednesday night Fusion at the end of September, students took to the streets of Loveland to offer to pray with anyone who needed it. They divided into three groups and stood on the streets in busy areas including in front of the Loveland SDA Church, Chick-Fil-A, and in front of campus.
“I know that people struggle during the day, so we were hoping that we could catch even just that one person who’s ready to give up, and pray with them,” explained Pastor Esequias Perea.
Milka Mendoza, sophomore at Campion, was part of the group that stood in front of Chick-Fil-A. “A lady stopped to talk with us, and she just started telling us about some of the struggles she had that day, and we were able to pray together,” she commented. “It was a really nice experience because we don’t do that on a daily basis, but we got to see God working in our lives. I got to share God’s love with someone I didn’t even know, and we got to pray together.”
At Campion, Wednesday night worships, called Fusion, are a break from sports and study hall and are meant to be a mid-week time to reconnect with God. Students can meet in small groups led by different staff members or join in outreach activities planned by Pastor Perea. “This year we are trying to do more things for the community outside of campus, to help students see the need there is in the community and to broaden their view of ministry,” he elaborated.
Campion’s Spiritual theme this year is “Behold and Become.” Getting out to reach people in our community is part of that. Perea commented, “We are becoming Christ to the community.”
Article by Jill Harlow, Communication Director
If you missed alumni weekend this year, you missed a good one. I watched as friends reconnected, hugging and laughing with each other, even if they hadn’t been reunited in decades. I observed their children becoming friends. I watched with sadness as the class of 1953 remembered their fellow classmates who are no longer around to celebrate occasions such as these and was reminded that there’s a heavenly alumni reunion coming soon when we’ll all celebrate together.
The entire alumni weekend was filled with worship. Friday evening we listened as Richard Lawry (‘73) reminded us that if we miss Jesus, we miss it all. For Sabbath School, we heard reports on mission trips Campion students have recently been on, as well as the student-led evangelistic crusade called Wildfire. It was inspiring to hear how Campion students are not only participating in but leading out in evangelism.
For church, a quartet from the class of 1968 blessed us with special music. They were followed by our featured speaker Harold Alomia’s sermon, reminding us of the value in community. And really, isn’t that what Campion is all about?
On Saturday night, Union College led us in worship with a variety of musical groups and selections. Their music was fabulous.
Throughout the weekend, Campion students led out in praise and worship. I am always in awe of what a great job young people will do when given the opportunity to lead. Campion’s musical groups sounded wonderful all weekend; bells, choir and orchestra.
Thank you to all who came and reconnected this past alumni weekend, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Alumni Board President