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Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

This time of year is bittersweet. There is joy in seeing the class of 2022 graduate, excitement for what is in store for them, thankfulness for a rest from classes and work, and anticipation of both the summer term and the new academic year, but it is also difficult. Saying goodbye to students with whom I have spent several years is tough. In John 3:27, as John the Baptist’s followers are leaving to go to Jesus, he says, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.” He is essentially telling people that the followers weren’t his and that they belong to Jesus. I tend to think of the students as MY students, MY friends, MY children, and in some sense that is true. The bigger truth, the better truth, is that they belong to God; they aren’t mine, they are His. My sincere hope is that this senior class will take all that they learned here at Dartmouth and use that training to glorify God and bless whatever new community in which they find themselves.

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Hello from Hanover and greetings from CU Vox. We are midway through spring term and rapidly approaching graduation. We have much in front of us in the life of this ministry and are excited about what God is doing on campus. A few brief highlights from the past month are: a successful and enjoyable student retreat, the new student executive team is settled in and thriving, and attendance in Bible courses is up. All of this wonderful gospel work is only possible because of God’s faithfulness, the efforts of the students, and your prayerful support.

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

“This is my Father’s world and to my listening ears, all nature sings and round me rings, the music of the spheres.” It is the spring term here at Dartmouth. If you’ve ever been to Hanover in April it doesn’t mean warm temperatures or even the end of snow, but it does represent newness and rebirth.

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

“You stayed up late to finish a paper so now you’re relying on caffeine to make it through the day. You’re stressed but professors keep piling on the schoolwork. Like some mutant academic hydra, every time you cut down an assignment, two more grow in its place.” These are the opening lines to an article by Andy Cimbala published recently on The Gospel Coalition website. This is a great encapsulation of how most Dartmouth students are feeling. The winter term is ending which means that finals, spring break plans, internship applications, and more are on the minds of our students. Burnout and exhaustion are a daily struggle but we are not without hope. Our identity is not rooted in our performance nor our capacity but in God who calls us His sons and daughters. This truth doesn’t make the work disappear, but it does give us the strength to endure. As spring break approaches, join me in thanking God for another term filled with Bible courses, worship, evangelism, discipleship, relationship building, and prayer. Here are two specific requests and a praise:

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Hello from Hanover! As many of you know, the Dartmouth academic calendar is different than most schools. Winter term classes began on January 4th so we are well underway with life and ministry. The start of a new year and a new term always bring renewed energy and enthusiasm. It’s always a delight to have the campus filled with students and bursting with activity. The rhythms of Bible courses, daily prayer, social events, Leadership Lecture Series, and one-on-one mentorship are well established and are serving to challenge and encourage the students this term. Join me in praying for these items:

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. What an immensely comforting truth that is. That in the world of uncertainty we can rest on God’s unchangeable character. He is never caught unaware or unprepared and, in spite of how it looks to us, He is still ruling, reigning, and engaged in the lives of humans. As we enter into a new calendar year and a new academic term, my hope is to see Dartmouth students resting in our immutable God and calling people to a relationship with Him.

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

All is quiet on campus with the students back home nestled in their beds with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. The term ended prior to Thanksgiving and the students are currently enjoying their much-earned rest. While I miss the energy and fellowship, December is a great time to reflect on the term gone by and to prepare for the term to come. It was a delight to be back together with everyone and to enjoy a time of study, fellowship, prayer, and worship. I’m eager to see the fruit God will produce and excited for the evangelistic efforts planned for the Winter Term. Please pray for Christian Union Vox in these specific ways:

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Where does the time go? It’s hard to believe that the Freshmen Campaign is complete and now the fall term nearly is as well. It’s been a joy to see the normal rhythms and rituals of Dartmouth life return this academic year. Being together again for Bible course, The Vine, and our social events have been such a blessing. To contradict the popular saying, we did know what we were missing by not gathering together. Would you please join us in praying for these few requests:

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Autumn in Hanover is spectacular and it’s a delight to have the entire student population back on campus. There are still some Covid protocols in place but overall, campus life feels like it has returned to normal. The bustle of students in town is a welcome sight even if it means getting stuck in traffic waiting at crosswalks.

Dear CU Vox Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

The end of summer in Hanover is bittersweet. The summer term is over and with it go the warm temperatures and slower pace of life, but it ushers in the return of the full student body and the arrival of the Class of 2025. The bustle of a full campus will soon be a reality again and it will be wonderful to all be in person after a year and a half of discontinuity. Preparations are underway for both a welcome back for the upperclassmen and a welcome to the 2025’s. I am immensely grateful for God’s care and provision for the students and for me over the past year. I am delighted to see what He has in store for the CU Vox community in this new academic year. As always there is much prayer needed and I would ask that you join with me in praying for: