Listening and learning from a courageous generation

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WNMU students give back to the needy at the Silver City Gospel Mission.

As the presenter shared his insights, the students’ eyes began to open. They were listening and taking in every word. And when the question and answer period started, they were ready to unload.

Stories of struggles with families and relationships were shared. The mostly 18 and 19 year-olds were not afraid to speak up and voice their truth. Some had close families that were killed. Others talked of growing up in poverty, and the ridicule they experienced because of it. One very tall member of the basketball team spoke in broken English. He said that he hadn’t seen his mother in over a year. The thought of seeing here again was all the motivation he needed to succeed.

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