Newbold’s enrolment week got off to a good start on Monday, 24 January, with students reconnecting with each other after a well-deserved break. College staff welcomed the second cohort of One Year in Mission and Service students and helped them settle down in their new academic environment.
The students enjoyed an exciting line-up of events, which began with a social on Tuesday, 25 January. “We have a great group of students,” said Danilo Puskas, Head of Student Life and Chaplaincy. “Tuesday night’s social had students organising games, making pancakes and having fun getting to know each other. It was a nice family atmosphere.”
Troy Smith, Student Enrolment Officer, the main speaker at The Experience on Wednesday night, spoke on the theme ‘Remapping the Journey’. He gave an inspiring talk on “staying committed to the journey”, encouraging students to allow space in their lives for God to make route alternations whenever necessary to get them to where they need to be.
The One Year in Mission and Service students began their first training day sharing stories of how God led them to enrol on the programme. “The programme is designed to inspire and equip young people to become missionaries,” explained Dejan Stojković, Youth Ministries Director for the Trans-European Division. “They can serve in Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, or Albania, supporting Adventist Development and Relief Agency projects, and anywhere else in the world through Adventist Volunteers Services.”