Andrew and Lauren Holbrook gave the relationships seminar. Andrew Holbrook is the regional director of Campus Outreach Charlotte. In their talks, they highlighted the fact that relationships are to point us more to Jesus Christ, not merely another person. In addition, they walked through how biblical marriages symbolize Christ's love for His church. They also answered many misconceptions our culture has towards relationships.
Many students were encouraged by these talks. There was much conversation by the students evaluating their relationships and setting goals and guidelines for healthy relationship. Remya Thomas, an international recent graduate from St. Stephens in Delhi, India, was quoted saying, "It's not all about marriage, and It's not about the intimacy we share with a man or a woman, but marriage is a glimpse of the intimacy we will share with the Lord." This thought was what stuck out to her the most from relatiosnhips week.
Remya Thomas is attending our project this summer. Former Cross Cultural Projects from CO Minneapolis have come to St. Stephens College in the past summers. They have been able to minister to her and help equip her to lead other women. We are so blessed by her coming this summer. Last night, students gathered
outside and prayed together for the people of Dhobi, India. They prayed that these people would hear the gospel of Christ. Remya was able to provide us with insight into the people.
Project was incredibly blessed by the Holbrooks coming to speak about relationships. Students are excited to grow in godly relationships with one another and in dating relationships. We are also delighted that Remya is with us this summer. Her being here is a continual reminder to pray for the nations that have not yet been reached with the gospel.