Closer in 24-hours than your friends of 24 years

Pick Pipit

I have been involved with a Christian ministry on campus for the past three and a half years. This past semester though, I have drawn back from my commitment. I was turned off by the problems in the organization and with communication and by this ever-present feeling that I did not belong. The club was growing and with growth comes pain. It lacked the sense of community it had back when I was a freshman. As a result, I isolated myself and skipped many meetings and most events that it held.

However, there is one event the organization holds, that to miss, would be devastating. It was the Women’s Retreat, which is held every year, the weekend before Thanksgiving break. Before the women’s retreat this weekend, I prayed to God to meet some of the underclassmen that I felt so far away from. I had no clue who any of them were…

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