Three Baptisms in Two Days!

   Desmond Fogg from NSU and Laurine Mason from ODU after getting baptized on Sunday morning.   What a weekend in the Hampton Roads Campus Ministry! After A great Devo Friday night and a spectacular Sister's Encouragement Night on Saturday night, God blessed the HRC Campus with Laurine Mason from ODU and Desmond Fogg from NSU getting baptized on Sunday morning and Dennis Patterson from ODU on Monday afternoon.

Coleman Gordon, Dennis Patterson, and Josh Lund after Dennis' baptism Monday afternoon at Whitehurst.      When the end of the semester rolls around, so many things are grabbing for people's attention. Papers, projects, playoffs, and performances all start to ramp up and it can become easier and easier to be distracted from God. It is truly inspiring how these incredibly faithful freshmen have taken stands on where God belongs in their lives: FIRST, all the while excelling in their academics and athletics. 

    God has truly been working in the lives of so many people on the Hampton Roads Campuses and we can't wait to see how God finishes the rest of the semester. Welcome to the family Laurine, Desmond, and Dennis! We are so excited for the decisions you have made and we can't wait to see how God will use all of you in the future! 

Wish Upon A Star: Sisters' Encouragement Night

"...So that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky."

Here in Hampton Roads we love our sisters. In fact when we hear this scripture, we absolutely think of them. That's why on Saturday night, the brothers entitled their Sisters' Encouragement Night, "Wish Upon A Star" to encourage their amazing sisters in a Disney Themed extravaganza.

The brothers sang Disney songs in honor of their Princess-like sisters. They cooked Disney themed food to encourage the palates of their sisters. They fellowshipped and finally danced, that's right danced, with their wonderful sisters as everyone enjoyed our incrediblke family here in Hampton Roads. 

From all the brothers in the Hampton Roads Campus Ministry, WE LOVE OUR SISTERS, and we are so grateful for the way you encourage us as we lead you, inspire us with your faith, protect us with your modesty, and love us as godly women. Thank you and thank God for our Sisters!

Some of our amazing sisters in the HRC Campus Ministry!

Easter Service and Baptism

"He is Risen!" was the call, "He is Risen, INDEED" was the response.

Love Eastman, Brittney Austin, Briana Bass, Alexia Newburn, and Alanna McCalla after Brittney's baptism this Sunday.

With Easter Sunday filled with candy, talk of bunnies, and let's face it, delicious Easter dinner food, it gets easier every year to let the fact that Jesus was dead and he is now alive lose its weight. But after a powerful Easter service in Norfolk, the Campus ministry was blessed to see Brittney Austin, a student at Hampton University, make the decision to become a disciple and be baptized, it was clear that Jesus is well and alive today.

Hampton University Student Brittney Austin getting baptized on Easter Sunday right after Church.As Brittney begin her new life in Jesus. It falls to us to remember that Jesus' resurrection remains our only hope in this world. As doubt rises and the fires of skepticism are fanned into flame at the Universities we attend, the fact remains, He is Risen. 

He is Risen. 

Of all the religions in the world, all the great thinkers and philosophers in the history of the world, they are all dead. They have all passed on into history. But Jesus rose! He remains alive today. As we celebrate our new sister and welcome her into the family, we also celebrate the fact that we have such a great hope as this new life in him. 

Welcome to the family Brittney!

 

On Campus Service

 

 

Join the Hampton Roads Student Fellowship and Norfolk region of the HRC at Old Dominion University tommorow at 1:30pm for an on-campus service. The lesson will be from Hebrews 3:7-4:2 and entitled "Can You Hear His Voice?" Come join us as we listen for his voice together. 

Girl's Night Out!

 

Our annual Girl's Night Out is back again! Join the women of the Hampton Roads Student Fellowship as we learn about God's Priceless love! We'll have a night filled with fun, desserts and fellowship as we learn how to find true security in God's priceless love. We hope to see you out!

Details:
March 2nd at 7pm
Old Dominion University - Webb Center
Hampton/Newport News Room
1200 Webb Center Norfolk, VA 23529
Cost: $10
Desserts will be provided!

Contact Alanna McCalla (240)461-1151 for more details.  

SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Hampton Roads will host its annual summer internship this year. It's a great opportunity to deepen your walk with God, have great fellowship, and train for ministry. It begins May 20 and ends June 16. You can download the application below and submit it at: hrcinternship@gmail.com. The application deadline is March 31. 

Application

Family Weekend Cookout and Church Service!

Why We Love Our Parents... from fiskmr on Vimeo.

This weekend was Parents Weekend in the Hampton Roads Campus Ministry! We are so blessed to have amazing parents that support us. On Saturday we gathered at Whitehurst Beach at ODU for a cookout and a time of games and fellowship. Thank you to all the parents and family members who came out to enjoy the picture perfect day with us. Sunday morning was a special "parents themed" service, and as a little added treat, check out the video above to hear just some of the reasons we love our parents.

 

 

 

Welcome to the Family Michaela!


Brittany King, Jenn Woodham, Alanna McCalla, Amy Rosenquist, and Michaela Bittle after Michaela's baptism.Michaela Bittle was baptized on Sunday afternoon at Oceanview Beach, finishing the Campus Feed the 15,000 campaign. Following the on-campus service at ODU everyone headed over to Oceanview still in their sunday best, to join Michaela and her family. A small well-dressed army of disciples made a circle of sharing to welcome Michaela into the family of God. Many tears of joy were shed, many hugs were given, and finally Michaela and her now-sisters waded into the Ocean and baptized her. God has been so good in the first couple weeks of the year, and surely more blessings are coming. Welcome to the family Michaela!

On Campus Service at ODU with Guests Angel & Luz Martinez

Leah Cejas, Matt Pribis, and Brittany King share their testimonies.It was a packed house in the Webb Center at ODU this Sunday for the Hampton Roads Student Fellowship On-Campus serivce! From start to finish it was an energetic time filled with the Holy spirit and great worhip. Students shared their testimonies about how Jesus had changed their lives, and honestly the service could've stopped there and everyone would have been moved. But there was more to come.Angel and Luz trying on their ODU t shirts after an amazing service. Thank you so much for coming! Angel and Luz trying on their ODU t shirts after an amazing service. Thank you so much for coming! We were so fortunate to have Angel and Luz Martinez, who lead in the Dominican Republic church, vistining with us. Angel preached an incredibly powerful lesson out of 1 Kings 21 calling everyone to "make decisions that please God." A big thank you to Angel and Luz for helping make this on-campus service an amazing time.  

"UpsideDown" Fall Campus Retreat

Come join the campus ministries from VTech, Radford, Virginia Western, JMU, UVA, VCU, VSU, Mary Washington, and more at the Southern Virginia Fall Campus Retreat. The retreat will be on Friday September 29-30 starting at 12p at Camp Friendship in Palmyra, VA. The cost is $40 per person and includes all meals and lodging. The theme will be "UpsideDown" all about turning our world upside down and changing it for God. More details to come! To register give your money to your campus minister. Any questions contact Matt Fisk (703) 577-9094.

Feed the 15k//Day of Fasting--August 22

There is only 13 days before school begins! At this point you have seen the video posted above, and if not, go up and watch it. God has set before us a task that in no way we can we do by ourselves. "Apart from me, you can do nothing" Jesus tells his disciples in John 15, but with him we can do the impossible. That's why on August 22 we will be having a day of fasting for this dream and for God to use our efforts of planting seeds and turn them into fruit. Everyday from now until then let's be praying as often as we can for the people we will meet, and for us as we meet them. 

 

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Our New Brother, Will Hollowell

NSU Senior Will Hollowell with interns and campus students after his baptism!

"JESUS IS LORD!" echoed around the beach Sunday night when Will Hollowell was baptized. The rising NSU senior was welcomed into the kingdom by members of the campus ministry and several summer campus interns all fired up to see God save another soul. It has been great to see what God has done this year already and we are all looking forward to what he will do the rest of this summer!

Welcome to the Family Brandon!


 

 Monday night, Brandon Jones out of ODU got baptized! Even as students are fully engaged in exam week, ODU students came out to welcome Brandon into the family. At his baptism, scriptures such as Luke 18:29-30 and Ephesians 6:10-20 were shared to encourage our new brother as he begins his new life in Christ. Once again God is so faithful, even during exam week!  Congratulations Brandon and welcome to the family!




Last Devo of the Semester

Tonight we had our last Friday devotional of the Spring 2012 semester. It was so great seeing so many campus students (and even some High School Seniors!) spending their Friday night together in the name of godly fellowship and fun. This semester we have been studying 2 Peter 1:3-11 and focusing on what it means to "Confirm Your Calling" as disciples of Jesus Christ. It's been great studying out faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly affection, and love. Tonight we were challenged to possess these qualities not just for a while, or a semester, or a phase of our life, but "in increasing measure" for the rest of our lives. As we go into the summer, we're all excited to continue growing wherever we are!