Hey future Choctaws, it's Andrew with a blog about Go Week! Go Week isn't some cheesy type of fitness campaign or push for students to jump up and join a club or sign another petition. Rather, it is a time set apart to underscore the pre-existing movement of service and provide outlets for MC students to partner with organizations of similar passions.
One of the unique aspects of college life is the freedom of the summer. Unless you take summer classes or have an internship, the summer is a blank canvas waiting to be painted, and you are the artist. Many students take advantage of this opportunity and use it to serve as an expression of their faith, or a way to model their lives after Christ. "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:25
Service comes in all shapes and sizes, but regardless of the form, the heart of a servant is to be the hands and feet of Jesus. The Choctawk staff served in several different ways over the past summer. Some worked at summer camps across the United States, others interned at their church, and others were on mission teams to places as far as England, Zambia, and Botswana. The possibilities are nearly endless.
It is really encouraging to be a part of a student body that emphasizes a servant lifestyle. Go Week reminded me that we don't need a special reason or event to serve others, but we can serve as a natural extension of our Christian lives. My dad always likes to say, "Submit to the Holy Spirit and serve the person in front of you." This stems from Matthew 22: 37-39 where someone asked Jesus what the greatest commandments were and He essentially replied, "Love God, Love People."