BJU President Steve Pettit presented a check for $195,293.53 — proceeds from the Bible Conference offering in February — to Alexia Newman, director of the Carolina Pregnancy Center, that will fund a mobile unit “to be able to speak life and speak Jesus over our community and surrounding communities.”
The mobile unit is currently being outfitted for the nonprofit organization based in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
“What we’ll be able to do with that mobile unit is to go out into the community and be able to do pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and more that shares the Gospel with the community for women who can’t get to us. We’ll be able to go to them,” Newman said at the conclusion of chapel on the BJU campus. “What you have done will not only serve us for a year, it will serve us for years to come.
“It was not something that was in our plan but it was in God’s plan. You, as students, grabbed hold of the vision and we cannot thank you enough.”
Each year, BJU hosts a Bible Conference during which the University community supports a fundraising campaign for a specific on- or off-campus project. In January and February, BJU students spearheaded more than 50 innovative fundraising efforts, while alumni and friends of the University also donated toward the campaign. The goal was $150,000.
“As we began this journey, we didn’t know what the Lord was going to do. Our students utilized their creativity and collectively reached our goal. We praise the Lord for what He has done and believe this effort will offer lifesaving support and resources to individuals in our community,” Pettit said.