A secretive group has been inundating Campion’s campus with positivity. The Underground Encouragement System, the UES as they call themselves, has been doing “ding-dong-ditch” encouragement. They have been going to all the staff member’s houses on campus and leaving a little something for the staff to be encouraged by. There have been sidewalk chalk notes, notes on the door, and little bags of goodies. “It’s awesome, because they know who God is, and they know what God wants them to do. It's a spontaneous thing, and they have a good picture of who God is,” said Sue Helm.
This UES group has been going out two to three times a week to uplift people in this uncertain time. Some of the encouragements include sidewalk chalk notes that read “Thank you for your service, God cares”, positive notes on the door, and little bags of Hershey’s Kisses with notes that read, “Since we can’t do hugs, this is our social distancing hug.”
“It’s really cool to know that people are out there finding joy in helping others,” said Kent Kast. “I know it’s the little kids on campus and knowing that they are having a blast doing it is just blessing me as much as they are being blessed.”
Don Reeder shared, “It encourages me that the young people are looking for ways to do service. That is the main mission of our school. It’s exciting to see that what Satan thought was going to be bad, the young people are turning it into something good. And it feels good to be encouraged.”
Bela Cinco, Student Editor