October 18, 2014 was the date of my first Collegiate Sabbath experience.

7:30 AM: On Saturday morning, I woke up with a headache and was debating whether I should

attend Collegiate Sabbath since it was an hour and half drive from Ann Arbor. At first, I decided

not to go, but I had this feeling that God impressed me to go. And, looking in retrospect, I am

really glad I listened.

Arriving at Saginaw Valley State University, it was great to see college youth from so many

universities such as MSU, Wayne State, EMU and U of M. In fact, there were students who

drove seven hours from Michigan Tech to worship together. Our speaker was Dr. Chung who

shared with us the impact of his relationship with God on his practice and life. His main message

being that we often make decisions looking through physical eyes instead of through spiritual

eyes. We should base our decisions of where God wants us to be. I also remember Dr. Chung

talking about our closing song, written by Fanny Crosby, whom was blind but wrote over 7,000

hymns. Her response to an inquiry of her blindness really touched me; she said, “If I had a

choice, I would still choose to remain blind…for when I die, the first face I will ever see will be

the face of my blessed Savior.” Even though she couldn’t see with her physical eyes, she was

able to do so with her spiritual eyes.

Lunch was haystacks at the local church in Saginaw. All the church members were very

welcoming and I remember that the assortment of desserts were amazing. We were able to

fellowship with new friends, as well as reconnect with those we hadn’t seen in a long time. I

made a new friend – her name was Nana and she is a freshman at MSU.

The afternoon was devoted to doing outreach at the Saginaw Valley State University. We

were divided into pairs and tasked with spreading GLOW tracks across campus. As it was the

weekend, it was hard to find any people actually in the buildings. Therefore, Marenda and I

pursued a different strategy, placing tracks in classrooms, bathrooms, lounges, mailboxes and

even vending machines. The only people we met were fellow students fliering as well – our joint

effort made me feel like we were part of something bigger, and through this experience we all

were able to use our creativity for God’s work. We were able to distribute over 4,000 GLOW

tracks that afternoon, which we pray will reach the right people.

To close the Sabbath, Dr. Chung left us with a final message: the actions that we make not only

affect ourselves, but the people around us as well. Therefore, in making decisions we should be

aware of the ramifications our actions have, even though we cannot see it with our physical eyes.

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