On Friday, March 15, a group of men from Campus Edge came together for a day of fellowship. It started with service that morning at Lansing’s Veterans of America Community Kitchen. We all got up much sooner than we normally would for a Friday morning, only to realize that our sacrifice is really a way of life for the people we were serving. By the time we arrived at 6:30, there were already people waiting at the facility for the free meal that would help them get through the day. An hour and a half later, with well over one hundred hungry people fed and kept warm, I think all of us had a deeper appreciation for God’s call that we love one another as Jesus loved us.
Fast forward twelve hours and the same group of men showed up at Spare Time in East Lansing for some laser tag fun. I couldn’t have imagined a more enjoyable way to bond with my brothers from CEF than by chasing them around in the dark wearing vests with fluorescent lights. That alone probably motivated me to join the YMCA the following weekend! We played two 15-minute missions, trying different sets of teams, only to learn that it really helps to be over 6 feet tall when playing laser tag.
We finished the night off with dinner together at Olga’s in Frandor. During that time we all enjoyed some great food, a chance to catch our breath, and time for conversation. We all got excited learning about the fun we’ll be having this summer playing softball with CEF, shared a little about our backgrounds and faith, and connected as fellowship of believers.