Members of the International Justice Mission Chapter at Johnson University plan to host an event again this year called Day of Chains. The event is meant to spread awareness of the growing issue of modern day slavery in all of its forms. Students both run the operation and participate by carrying real and rather large chains around a path to pray for the enslaved around the world.
Water Angels is a homeless ministry that takes in people, shows them the love of Christ and provides the resources for them to change their lives. Stephanie Mitchum gave the background of the organization, and Sam Burgin and Nellie Crothet shared their testimonies of how Water Angels helped them find Christ.
The fifth annual K day of service, put on by Johnson University, happened on Sept. 17. Students fanned out across the greater Knoxville area to participate in various service projects, such as painting houses, and helping out at food pantries. Both the students, the community were impacted in a good way by this event
For two months out of the summer break two Johnson Students worked internships with a mission organization located in Houston. Both women were able to work with refugees, from various countries, to help them learn English. They also learned a lot about their culture and people. They learned shocking truths about the plight of the refugee, and how the refugee housing system works in the United States. Both received a deeper look into the shoes of people fleeing or their lives, and how difficult it can be to live in a foreign land.
For the first tim in Johnson University’s history, the athletic department now has a golf team. 2012 graduate Spencer Proctor is the new head coach. Proctor said that more than 20 students have signed up and showed interest in joining the team. The team has arrangements mad with Creekside plantation golf course that allows students to practice with free rounds of golf and unlimited range balls.
The Kimberlin Heights Post Office will soon close. And when it does, Buster Smith, the long-time Post Master will hang up his hat. Smith reflects on nearly three decades as the PostMaster General.