Photo right: Kimberly Weeks (front far left) aspires to be a pastor since attending Wesley Foundation meetings at Northeast Community College in Booneville, Miss.
When I was 18 years old and entering college, I didn't have Jesus. I wasn't really looking for him. Not to say that he wasn't trying his hardest -- I was just stubborn.
One day, at Northeast Community College someone invited me to the Wesley house. I had heard about it, seen signs all around campus, but I never went. I decided to go that night and when I walked in, I was shocked. There were so many people-so many beautiful, amazing people gathered in this one place trying to find God. I later realized that every single one of these people had been through some absolutely terrible things in their lifetime, but somehow worked through it all to find Jesus. For the first time in a long time, I felt hope. I started coming to Wesley more and more each week. I loved how I felt when I was there. So, I did my best to be there as much as physically possible.
Finally, it came time for Statewide Wesley retreat. By this point, I had been going to the Wesley for about four months. I was definitely excited for the trip, but I wasn't expecting much from it. I definitely wasn't expected to get saved there. I remember the moment clearly. A man stepped onto the stage and began doing a spoken word about a girl who had been broken by all that life had thrown at her. The feeling was indescribable.
When I came to Wesley, I wasn't expecting much, but it gave me everything. My name is Kimberly Weeks. I am saved, I am happy, and my life is different and more beautiful than I ever expected it to be. None of this would have happened if it weren't for the Wesley Foundation.
God bless you, from a future pastor.
If you have students who have graduated from your church and attend a Mississippi school, send their contact information to Allyson Willis, Mississippi Conference campus ministry consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org. She will connect them with their local Wesley Foundation.