MUW students eager to fan Christ's flame


Special to the Advocate

The ministry team at the Wesley Foundation is fanning the flame of Christ in the hearts of the students at Mississippi University for Women (MUW).  

In 2 Timothy, Paul encourages his young friend Timothy to fan into flame the gifts God has given. The MUW Wesley Foundation believes that it is responsible for fanning the flame of the students at The W. 

The Wesley Foundation continues to reach out to the students on The W campus. On move-in day, the Wesley ministry team was in action helping the new students move in and giving out cold water and fans. The fans, printed with the theme “Fan The Flame” also provided information about Wesley. The first two days of classes, the “You Are Here” tent was set up to give out water and fans and to assist new students in locating their classes. The week ended with the Wesley assisting with the Caedmon’s Call concert on campus and a progressive dinner. 

Through all of these events, the ministry team at Wesley hopes to provide support and encouragement to the students during the difficult first few weeks of school.  It is the prayer of the team that the students will see Christ as they are being served. 

The students will have many opportunities to fan their flame as well as be a part of fanning the flame for others. Each week there is Bible study, prayer warriors, fellowship and a worship service. Wesley Wednesday, the main weekly event, reaches an average of 80 students. At Wesley Wednesday, a free meal from the local United Methodist churches is followed by a fellowship  time and a worship service. 

The Wesley students believe in serving others. During the last school year, the students worked with the Society of St. Andrew in a food drop, participated in local mission projects and twice went to the Mississippi coast to lend a hand. 

The MUW Wesley Foundation has a unique ministry with the students at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. Wesley offers a weekly Bible study for these high school students. The study is led by two Wesley Foundation  students. 

Currently, three former MUW Wesley students are in seminary. Four students involved at Wesley are considering a call to full-time ministry. Wesley Foundations are standing in the gap for the United Methodist Church.    

The MUW Wesley Foundation is committed to growing Christian disciples and equipping them to make a difference in their world for Jesus Christ.