UT-Rio Grande Valley: Give thanks

International students at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley participate in a traditional American Thanksgiving meal.

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Recently, the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley hosted one of its biggest outreach events of the year.

UTRGV 300Students representing at least 15 nationalities participated in a Thanksgiving meal at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s Baptist Student Ministry.A local church prepared a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for students. More than 200 students attended, and we counted about 15 nationalities gathered in our building to experience this tradition. It was an incredible experience to see the international community join us that night. 

alexandra granda130Alexandra GrandaMany students were at BSM for the first time, and we purposely mixed and sat students in different tables. This allowed students to socialize and meet new peers, and I believe this made the event even more significant. Some international students were there for the first time, and they had the opportunity to see the Christian community have fellowship. 

As I near the end of my second semester with this ministry, I am thankful to God for allowing me to be part of this. The love of Christ is reflected every day through my peers, local churches and our students who volunteer and genuinely care to reach the lost in our campus.  What are you thankful for? 

Alexandra Granda is serving with Go Now Missions as a campus missionary intern at the Baptist Student Ministry at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.


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