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Students share gospel at Chapel

Rachelle Rea

The computer misbehaved at the opening Chapel on Aug. 28, rendering mute the videos of current students sharing the Gospel. So President Jairy Hunter invited each of the four students who had previously recorded parts of the Gospel message to come up on stage and speak to their peers in real time.

Carley Reiter, a senior, said that her plan when she came to CSU was to “play volleyball.” However, after she accepted Christ at a Summit church service, God led her to John 10:10. She said she had to decide the answer to the question, “Do you believe there is abundance in Christ or do you want to fight for your own way?” She realized that “God had a whole new plan” for her.

D.J. Fowler, a member of the women’s basketball team, read Romans 3:23 and 6:23. She said, “For a long time I did not believe there was a God. I had to realize I was separated.” When she did, she accepted Christ as her Savior.

Stephen Dixon is, according to Jon Davis, campus minister, a “great free-style rapper.” Dixon joked about being “just good,” then spoke about how “we all have a longing to just be good.” As he grew up, he sought after a reputation as a “good Christian.” But, he said, “I knew deep down that something wasn’t right. Nothing can get you the righteousness of God but Christ Jesus.”

Atley Hammond, a political science major, said, “I’m kind of glad my video didn’t work because God has been laying other things on my heart.” He read 1 John 5:12: “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (NIV). He encouraged his fellow students to accept the gift God offers. Hammond said, “If you feel Jesus knocking on your heart and saying, ‘I did this for you. I died for you,’ accept it.”

The purpose of Charleston Southern University's Chapel is to provide the university with a corporate worship experience connecting the campus community with the thoughts and heart of Jesus Christ, creating a generation to live for HIS Name.

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