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