Mike and Carrie Meisenheimer - May 2018
We are excited to share a few highlights from the semester with you and our plans for the summer!
Highlights from the semester:
Wofford and Clemson spring break mission trips to Greece to work with refugees at the First Greek Evangelical Church of Athens
20% of students on summer projects are minorities
Accepting communities being built on each campus as evidenced by a student with cerebral palsy who has been brought in and loved on by other students in the ministry at Western Carolina
6 students decided to follow Jesus in the past few months
11 first-time Wofford female students attending the Leadership Project
7 students formally hired for next year and one more in the hiring process
Fun and depth on the Clemson Spring Break trip—a quote from a sophomore female who attended: “This years spring break trip was probably one of my favorite trips with CO. Each day was filled with an incredible community, time in the Word, and of course so many laughs and smiles. I think my favorite part of the week, however, was our devotions in the evening. Being able to dive into discussion and openly talk about comparison, fear, comfort, and our ultimate hope was amazing. Just from talking to some of the girls in my small group, I know the Lord showed up over our spring break and moved in big ways, both in my heart and in the hearts of so many other students on the trip. I can't wait to see what else He does within Campus Outreach and on our campus!”
Next week marks the beginning of our summer Leadership Project in Myrtle Beach, SC. 60+ students will arrive next Tuesday for 8 weeks of learning about Jesus, having fun, and growing in community. Every student will be trained in evangelism, Bible study, and discipleship while they also work jobs or internships in the Myrtle area. This is one of our most rewarding times of ministry throughout the year as we get to see first hand as students make significant strides in their relationships with Jesus, their spiritual disciplines, their relationships with others, and in their personal leadership skills. Please pray for this group to develop foundational beliefs, convictions, and habits that will serve them for a lifetime of following Jesus and loving others. We have been planning and preparing for this project since literally last September so its exciting to be on the verge of it coming to life. Our Meisenheimer family will be living and working among all of these students and 15 staff at the project for a total of 5 weeks this summer and can’t wait to grow and be encouraged while we are there!
In addition to our Leadership Project, we have 11 students and 4 staff leading a mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya to interact with college students at Kenyatta University for the month of June. We are praying that this trip will expand students’ vision for impacting others around the world and lead to increased desire for some graduates to spend a year or two serving overseas right after college.
We hope you are as excited as we are for what God will do this summer with all of our students. More specific prayer requests to come as the projects get started next week! Thank you for continuing to pray for our family and for Riggs. He has continued to improve and is walking completely normal these days!
Thanks for praying and partnering with us!
Mike, Carrie, Copeland, Anna Cile, and Riggs Meisenheimer
Campus Outreach, South Carolina