Week in View: October 5, 2015

‘Pink It Up’ this Thursday

Orange may be the color of October and harvest, but the Breast Cancer Awareness people have us seeing pink here, there, and everywhere! So we’re having PINK IT UP Day this Thursday, October 8! Basically, this means you are encouraged to wear pink AND to come by the NOBTS Women’s table in the HSC Atrium between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and purchase a cupcake, lapel sticker, etc. All proceeds go to the Kim Wilson Scholarship Fund in memory of an NOBTS grad who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35 while serving with the IMB in Southeast Asia and passed away in 2008. Thanks for helping to spread the word about this unique emphasis.

To some on the NOBTS campus, breast cancer awareness takes a personal turn. One student’s aunt was diagnosed recently with Stage 4 breast cancer. At least one staff woman and one administrative council wife are celebrating remission from the disease. One alum’s wife, hailing from Fayetteville, GA, is a two-time survivor and another’s mother-in-law is six-months post-surgery and finishing up her chemo treatments.

However, not all women with the disease have this outcome. One such gal was Kim Wilson, a 2000 graduate of NOBTS. Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35 while serving with the IMB in Southeast Asia. She returned home and spent the next two-and-a-half years going through treatment and recovery, including a double mastectomy, multiple rounds of chemo and radiation, and breast reconstruction surgery. Kim returned to Southeast Asia in the spring of 2005 but was diagnosed with a brain tumor just a few months later, and returned again to the states for treatment.

In March 2008, Kim visited the NOBTS campus one last time. During her time here, she was able to share her story in classes as well as a special gathering of campus women in Carey Hall. Her signature testimony revealed her solid and sold-out trust in God: “My Lord is the greatest. He has remained my rock through all of this and will continue to strengthen and guide me through all of this. We all are praying for complete healing.”

Her good friend (and NOBTS media director) Vanee Daure believes Kim got her complete healing when she went home to be with the Lord on May 20, 2008. Several years ago, Vanee started the Kim Wilson Scholarship Fund in memory of her friend to help women who were coming to NOBTS to study missions. In hopes of raising more funds for this missions scholarship, we will be accepting donations through the month of October in the Dean of Students office. On Thursday, October 8, come visit the PINK IT UP table in the Student Center to get a ribbon, cupcake, or other pink happy (suggested donation prices available).Thanks for helping to keep Kim’s mission fresh and growing!

Fall Break Workshops Planned

TWO great Women’s Ministry class offerings will soon take place during our October fall break: Bible Study for Women (October 19-21) and Women and Church Growth (October 21-23). Each class is for one-hour credit at either the graduate or undergraduate level, and both will be co-taught by Dr. Rhonda Kelley of NOBTS, and Chris Adams, Women’s Ministry Specialist at LifeWay. Registration remains open until the first day that each class begins. For more information or a copy of the syllabi, contact Courtney Veasey at womensacademic@nobts.edu.

Is it Holiday Market time already?

Yes! The NOBTS Holiday Market is just over a month away and vendors are already signing up to sell their wares in the Hardin Student Center Atrium from 6 to 8:30 p.m. If you’ve got something to sell or you know someone who does, contact Dr. Judi at jjackson@nobts.edu or x8072 for more details. The evening also features Chick-fil-A sandwich sales and a cupcake fundraiser so make your plans now to participate. It’s going to be a big time, even though those on a small budget!

Movie Night for Women Staffers

Heartbeat, the campus organization for NOBTS women staffers and wives of men staffers, is planning a movie night for Monday, October 12. Vanee Daure is heading up the fun and invites you all to meet her in the HSC parking lot by the Business Office entrance at 6 p.m. to go grab a quick bite to eat on the way to the movies. Movie decisions are typically made by consensus, so if you’ve got a suggestion, email Vanee at vdaure@nobts.edu OR stop her on the sidewalk and tell her what you’re wanting to see!

Brown Bag Book Club Continues Today!

This week we’ll be looking at Red Sea Rule #3, “Acknowledge your enemy, but keep your eyes on the Lord.” What is a ‘red sea rule,’ you ask? Come find out today at noon. All interested NOBTS Women are invited to the Cafeteria Balcony Room for the weekly gathering of this semester’s Brown Bag Book Club. Typically, ladies either bring lunch from home or get a plate from the food line before joining around tables for encouraging conversation and study. It’s not too late to jump into our discussion of The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times by Robert J. Morgan. It’s a small book with a big punch! Books will be available for purchase at $5 each. For more info, contact Dr. Judi at jjackson@nobts.edu.

Student Wives to meet Oct 29

In keeping with the theme of the year “T.E.A.C.H. for a Lifetime,” the Student Wives Fellowship is gathering on Thursday, October 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Creole Room for a night of encouragement and worship. “A Life Encouraged” is the E focus of the year’s theme. Childcare is available by reservation (email Brianna at childcare@nobts.edu with your name and husband’s student account number as well as your children’s names and ages). Childcare cost is $2/child or $5/family. For more info on Student Wives Fellowship, contact Bethany Hogeland at bethany.hogeland@yahoo.com.

Have you found us online?

We’ve got a Facebook group called NOBTS Student Wives Fellowship as well as NOBTS QUEST. Join soon to keep up with what’s going on! Event updates are posted periodically to help get the word out! For an archive of the women’s programs blog, click HERE.