Hear a parent’s perspective on Reformed University Ministries

I sat with mixed emotions reading the latest RUF newsletter. RUF has been the greatest thing for my daughter to be involved in at school. While I am so excited about her fast-approaching graduation date, I know she will fondly remember her experiences over the past three-and-a-half years. I can’t help but remember the little bit of criticism I got by allowing her to attend a “secular” university, but I knew she would make a difference on any campus she chose to attend.

I wanted to take this opportunity again to thank RUF for your ministry to college students. It truly is a gift and you have had a great impact on her life away from home. She endured some emotional trials those early days of her freshman year, and it was one of the most difficult times of her life. But that time in her life was definitely a growing experience. I’ve always said that college is more than merely book-learning, and we experienced that to an extreme.

So when your job gets frustrating, remember that you really do impact lives in a way that only a parent can recognize. As she thinks back over her years at Winthrop, it will be RUF that will stand out most in her memories. I can even see her in some sort of campus ministry in the days ahead. God bless you, your family, and RUF!

In Christ,

Winthrop University RUF Mom

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