Hope in Joplin: CSF Spring Break 2012

This post is the first of two or three reflecting on Christian Student Fellowship’s Spring Break trip to Joplin, Missouri. We drove past Joplin High School numerous times during our week there working with IDES.  They told us that after the tornado hit, destroying thousands of homes and killing nearly 200 people, the only letters […]

For the Kids – Penn State Dance Marathon!

Ten years ago this weekend I danced in the Penn State dance marathon with Abbey (Sacrkrison) Caldwell.  THON is an event that Penn State students have been doing for decades to raise money to fight childhood cancer.  The fundraising each year culminates in the actual dance marathon when, for one entire weekend, forty-eight hours, the […]

On Campus At PSU Berks – Picking Up Trash for Jesus (Again)

CSF tries to find ways to practically serve the campus on a regular basis.  Finding things to do is not as easy as one might think.  I think there are a few reasons for this: 1. Campus runs like a well-oiled machine – it is not like there are huge fields of uncut grass or […]

On Campus at Penn State Berks – Picking Up Trash for Jesus

Last evening the CSF students performed their first service project of the semester.  CSF’s Tuesday night meetings rotate between social nights (when I usually dominate at Settlers of Catan), service projects (such as last evening, which we’ll get to in a minute) or other special, random events. For our first service evening of the year […]