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College Ministry Through a Mother's Eyes

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By Erin Wilmoth

This fall I started attending a freshman bible study on Bradley’s campus. Now, we have been working in campus ministry with Cru for over 10 years, but its been awhile since I’ve been in this environment. The bulk of the last eight years has been spent at home with my 4 kiddos and sometimes meeting with student leaders or staff.  So it was with a bit of trepidation that I drove onto campus that first night. The last time I was in this environment was when I was a newly married, recent college graduate who felt closer to a peer to these 18 year olds. And while in spirit I sometimes feel like that same person, I feel confident that they do not see this 34 year old mom-of-an-8-year-old as their peer.

I started doubting that it was the right place for me. I’m not cool (which is even obvious by my use of the word “cool”). I don’t know the lingo. While I’ve tried not to totally fall into obscurity, my clothes aren’t trendy and I haven’t watched any current movies or TV in a whi…