Alcorn facility provides 'safe haven'

3/15/2006

Special to the Advocate         

Wesley Foundation began its service to the community on the campus of Alcorn State University in the early 1980s.

Since then the ASU Wesley Foundation has moved into its own facility located a half-mile from the main entrance of the campus.

The ASU building is the first Wesley Foundation center built for a historically black college in the Mississippi Conference. The building was erected in 2002 and incorporated in that same year.

Today the ASU Wesley Foundation building is known to the students as a “safe haven.” It has been given that name because the ministry of the ASU Wesley Foundation allows one to focus on the things of God without distractions and confusion. As the ASU Wesley Foundation celebrates its heritage to the community, the board of directors welcome and invite the community to come and share in the vision that God has given for the students, faculty and staff of Alcorn State University and the surrounding communities and counties.

The purpose of the ASU Wesley Foundation is to assist in strengthening the faith of students, to prepare students, and help students discern God’s calling on their lives.