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Montreat College Kicks Off Call to Action Week

February 6, 2013

Students assemble care packages for HIV/AIDS caregivers as part of Call to Action Week.

Montreat College’s annual Call to Action Week takes place February 4 through 7. The theme for this year is “Caring for an Unjust World Through…” It is a time where the injustices of the world such as human trafficking, modern day slavery, and extreme poverty are brought to light and practical advice about how to fight these issues is offered. It is also a time of prayer and putting faith into practice.

The week started off with a convocation address which showed the injustices of the world and asked how a difference can be made. Throughout the week there is a prayer initiative from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hamilton Gallery where students are invited to pray or simply sit down and process what they have been experiencing and hearing during the week. In the gallery, there are different stations set up where students can pray together in creative ways. The prayer initiative is led by “The Gathering,” a newly-formed student prayer group.

On Tuesday evening in the Belk Conference Room, there was a talk on “Feeding Others Physically.” Students gathered together to assemble care packages for HIV/AIDS caregivers in South America, Africa, and Asia through World Vision. Wednesday morning’s chapel focused on the topic of “Feeding Others Spiritually: How Do We Meet the Spiritual Needs of Injustice?” At 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the Chapel of the Prodigal, there will be a time of prayer for the injustices of the world. The week will close with a time of sharing testimonies from those currently fighting injustice as their ministry at 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the Prodigal.

To learn how to get involved, contact Lyndsey Wall, director of service, at lwall@montreat.edu.

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