We have loved making dinner for the university students on Wednesday evenings but they have come to an end for now. It has been great to get to know the students and enjoy a meal together and build relationships. We asked several students to share what they have enjoyed about the meals and here’s what they had to say…
Great food – Shannon
A highlight of the Wednesdays! – John
Community Building – Matthew [the chaplain]
Good idea, easy way of cooking – Alice, Elly
Epic idea! Love it when I can go 😀 – Naomi
Awesomeness – Charlie
Most excellent – Oz
Awesome, really enjoy the food and socialising, perfect night to Wednesday and a good time. – Aimee
We’ve also had some very dedicated volunteers from St. James Church that have come to greet the students when they arrive and serve the food to them as well and we’re so grateful for all of their help!
Heather shares what it’s been like for her…
“I’ve loved it! It’s been awesome. I like people, and I want to greet people, I like that. I’ve been overwhelmed by the people who are coming, and I’ve been really touched by the many thank yous that I get from the people of YWAM.”
Alongside the dinners we have had some special events, such as trips to the lake district, picking rubbish in the neighborhood, etc. We have also run a Student Alpha course. The participants will continue to meet together to look further into the Christian faith.
We so appreciate all the prayers and support we’ve had in this ministry. Now we’re handing the running of the Student Dinners over to the Chaplaincy at the University (although we continue to have input) and they hope to start the dinners up again after the summer. God has worked so clearly through this ministry, and we hope and pray that he will continue to do so.