Back Kairos serves new students at Belmont Move-In Day
September 2nd, 2009
When you enter your first year in college, it can usher in a few extreme emotions—things like excitement, fear, and stress. What's a better way to ease into your new adventure than to have some of the anxiety relieved for you?
That’s exactly what Kairos did on Saturday, August 22 at Belmont University for freshmen students making that life-changing transition into a new chapter in their lives—and also the next day at the Belmont Church Fair.
Keely Boggs, Kairos IMPACT Coordinator, said, “Kairos looks forward to participating in Belmont Move-in Day weekend each year. It gives us the opportunity to make an impact in the lives of others through a simple act of service. This day is much more than moving boxes. It provides an avenue to connect with students and extend love to them during a huge milestone in their lives, which can often be difficult for both them and their parents.”
Through Kairos IMPACT, more than 60 volunteers showed up on campus over the weekend to climb the same flights of stairs over and over, helping freshmen move into their dorm rooms and telling them about Kairos.
At the Belmont Church Fair, along with other local churches, Kairos had the opportunity to get to know the new students a little better and tell them about the worship, events, studies, and more that Kairos has to offer them.
“IMPACT’s service at Belmont over the weekend displayed an awesome picture of the Body [of Christ] coming together as one,” said Anna Smothers, Kairos IMPACT leader. “It was evident our volunteers helped relieve parents’ fears and calmed their spirits by lending a hand. The focus of the big day could then be about families helping their young adults get settled into their new homes.”
By Kaylan Christopher