Campus ministry updates
|Wesley Foundation at OSU changes lives globally
May 6 was an emotional day for Wesley Foundation leaders and students at Oklahoma State University. That day, OSU graduate students received their degrees.
Among them were 15 students from Africa, all connected to the UM-related campus ministry.
Following the university ceremony, they made their way to the Wesley Foundation to celebrate their accomplishment. Patrick Saisi, a United Methodist from Kenya, had earned his doctorate. He approached Wesley’s director, Michael Bartley.
"Pastor, this is monumental," Dr. Saisi said. "Do you see what the Wesley Foundation is sending out into the world?"
Rev. Bartley gave thanks to God. He told the group, "God will feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and offer hope to the hopeless through what God has prepared for you to do."
Bartley said these graduates will teach, grow crops, develop small businesses, raise families, and build fellowshipping communities in light of what they learned while involved in the United Methodist mission at OSU.
OU student giving increases
College students are giving financially and in mission service, reported Daniel Dennison, director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Oklahoma.