Student story: Ben Henzel
“...During my first semester I wasn't able to attend RUF stuff much due to my class schedule, but then I heard about Fall conference and decided to go. That was the first time I really got to meet people both in RUF and college. Normally, I was not one to just go on a trip with a bunch of random people I haven't even met yet, but I felt God called me to it and I thank Him for it all the time.
Having been raised in the church, my faith wasn't fully my own yet. Now that I am separated from my home church I have been able to grow in my faith in so many ways. The connections I have made here are amazing and will last a lot longer than just my four years at college. The people you connect with in RUF will be there for you not only when you're all at your best, but also when life seems like its all going wrong.
RUF is a big family in Christ. We can come to each other with any problem we might have. I have been able to talk to people and get through some tough personal issues, and without RUF things might be very different. RUF is a place where we can gather as Christians to be able to worship God and glorify Him.”
I love how RUF is a safe place for both the convinced and the unconvinced— it is a place where students like Ben can actually investigate their faith for themselves. It is a place where people will be offered the gospel, maybe for the first time ever. It is a place where we can come broken, un-put-together, and vulnerable; and be met with love and acceptance.
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