Thursday, August 7, 2008
Lipscomb University Serves Music City Mission
During the Fall & Spring semesters of the 2007/2008 school year, two groups of students from Introduction to Sociology classes at Lipscomb Univ. led a devotional and prayer, and prepared a meal for a group of guests ranging from those experiencing homelessness to those recovering from alcohol addiction. The students not only cooked and served the food, but they sat down with the guests for a time of sharing, learning, and seeing the world from a new perspective. Many students bonded with individuals during these experiences and have kept contact with their new friends through letters, Bible studies on the phone, and even meeting up for a meal at McDonald's. These experiences were definitely eye-opening for many of the Lipscomb students who had never conversed with individuals from such diverse backgrounds. They experiended a "mission trip" just 10 minutes from their college campus!