BUIES CREEK — Campbell University, the first institution of higher education in North Carolina to engage in Inasmuch Day, will celebrate its sixth annual day-long blitz of service to the community on April 13.
Operation Inasmuch originated in 1995 out of Fayetteville’s Snyder Memorial Baptist Church. Today, dubbed “A Compassion Revolution,” it is a national network of over 1,600 churches in 21 states with a mission to live out Jesus’ commandment in Matthew 25:40, “Inasmuch as you serve the least of these, you serve me.”
Inasmuch Day at Campbell is ministry through hands-on projects that lend a hand to a neighbor in need.
“Campbell’s initial participation in Inasmuch really was providential,” said Campus Minister, Rev. Faithe Beam. "We met the right people at the right time — back in 2008, Operation Inasmuch leadership was looking to involve college students in Inasmuch Day. Inasmuch provided an opportunity for students to take their heart for God and make that love active in the community."
Registration has since exceeded 400 volunteers every year, including students, faculty, staff and community members. Each year, Inasmuch Day further strengthens relationships on campus and in the community. While there are many community partners that have been served in some capacity every year since 2008, new partners continue to be added to the day of service each year. Volunteers have the ability to make a valuable contribution to the community in just one day but relationships which continue to form as a result of the Inasmuch effort are equally as valuable.
This year’s projects include tutoring, landscaping, light construction, kids’ activities and environmental clean-up.
To register online visit the Campus Ministry website.
For more information contact Tracie Connor at [email protected]or call (910) 893-1547.