By Lorne Snyder
I find it so easy to be brought down by all the pro-choice and same-sex marriage supporters that are often very vocal in class and around campus. Not only that, but my teachers are almost always very liberal.
But I recently attended the Students for Life regional conference in San Francisco, California. I was so encouraged to be surrounded by people that were as passionate about life issues as I am. While there, I met an extremely outgoing and passionate group of students from Wyoming Catholic College. We talked about different life issues, the things we were learning at the conference, Alliance Defending Freedom and how we can help, and the Wyoming Catholic College students’ love for swing dancing. Much to my dismay, one of them insisted on teaching me to dance while surrounded by 300 other people! Needless to say, this was not a group of students I could easily forget.
I left the conference refreshed and excited to continue my pro-life work with newfound energy.
While doing some research for a project, I found an article on those same students! They had decided to start a Students for Life chapter on their campus. Because their campus is made up of pro-life students, they decided to also start an outreach to at-risk women in their area.
Jordan Dunnaway, president of their recently formed Students for Life group on campus, said:
Since we don’t have pro-choice people [on campus], we’ll be working mainly with the local Indian reservation – it’s about 20 miles outside of our school town – and it’s extremely impoverished…so that will be our main mission, working with the women out on the reservation there.
These students weren’t content to just be part of a like-minded student body. They looked for ways to minister to other people that may not have the support of a community like the one they are blessed with.
How inspiring to see a group of students sharing their gifts, time, and knowledge with their community around them!
Your turn! Share in the comments: have you ever felt alone on campus? If not, are you comfortable in your group of like-minded friends, or are you seeking ways to reach out to those around you?