“As I finish up my last finals, papers, and projects of college, I find myself in a reflective state. Looking over the last four years of my life and seeing how I've grown, I am amazed at the things I remember. I remember being so lonely my first two years and struggling with my own darkness that I thought would never go away. I remember giving in to "college life" and trying to adopt a party mindset. I remember thinking, "I can't do this for the next four years." I remember Allie convincing me to go to Navs at the end of my sophomore year. I remember finding Jesus a few days later and finally feeling light, love, and hope. My darkness was overcome by Jesus' light. I remember struggling to be changed by my faith, but God won. I remember having ups and downs, places I didn't think God could go, and times when I didn't want Him there, thinking I could do it on my own. I remember totaling my car, barely surviving, and thinking God must have saved me for a reason. I remember going to STP and being challenged more than I can express. I remember when Jesus finally became my cornerstone and when my faith no longer lived according to circumstances. I remember spring break trips, long study nights, game and movie nights, Nav nights, coffee dates, and adventures. I remember when Jesus began taking me on paths I didn't think I'd ever go on. Mostly, looking back, I see how incredible Navs is. I met Jesus here, found my life and identity at the cross, and met my best friends here. I can't thank @noconavs enough. Through Navs, Jesus has blessed me more than I can express. Looking back through my college years, I see Jesus, and I see my Navs community. I would not have survived without either. Thank you to everyone who loved me, encouraged me, and walked beside me.” -Sabreena Class of 2017 (Pictured above on the Right)
Sabreena’s story above is similar to many at UNC. God has blessed us with a growing ministry and a lot of our success is because of your prayers and support. Your financial contributions allow us to focus on the campus and share the love of Jesus with many students. Your prayers for the ministry open eyes of students, allows us to share Jesus in corners previously closed off to us, and grant us favor in the eyes of the administration. Your prayers for us personally protect us from the attacks of the enemy on us and our children, strengthen us to continue to engage with students, and protects our hearts and minds with the peace of God that transcends all understanding. Mandy and I are grateful for you and are amazed at what God is doing through all of our friends (you)! Thank you!
Ben lives in Greeley, CO and works with college students at the University of Northern Colorado.