At the first Baptist Campus Ministries event of the semester, a University of North Alabama student came up to Matt Daniels and said something that surprised him.
“He said, ‘Hey Matt, I’m not a believer. I don’t believe like you guys or think like you guys. But this is the most genuine thing I’ve ever seen,’” said Daniels, UNA’s Baptist campus minister.
Drawn to that genuineness, the student jumped into a discipleship group and continued coming to BCM events.
“Some of our male students rallied around him and said, ‘Hey man, what are your questions?’ And they walked through those with him,” Daniels said.
And in late September, surrounded by some of those guys, the student surrendered his life to Christ.
Daniels said he’s amazed by that story and every single other life God has changed through the BCM at UNA. On Sept. 30, he — along with alumni, students, parents and former campus ministers — marked the ministry’s 100th anniversary with a tailgate and a celebration honoring the past, present and future.
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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.