Hiram College student Dave Stonebraker can easily become distracted by the demands of his studies or just from the pressures of normal everyday life. But through these challenges, he has learned to find a place "where we can become fully in touch with God again." For Stonebraker, that place is church. But it could be somewhere else, such as a park or pond. He said, "When we leave that place, we can go into the world strengthened and renewed by the Holy Spirit, ready to fulfill our destinies as Christians."
Stonebraker, one among more than 26,000 students a year who chose a Disciples education, stands to benefit from the Thanksgiving Special Offering, which will be received in most congregations Nov. 14 and 21. Hiram College is among 14 colleges and universities, and seven theological institutions that receive direct support through this offering. Read more from Stonebraker and other college students from across the country who write about their faith during college at: www.helmdisciples.org/helm/stories.htm To find out more about ways you can support the Thanksgiving Special Day Offering, go to: www.disciplesmissionfund.org/ThanksgivingSpecialDayOffering/tabid/481/Default.aspx