Partner with Mary Hinnant
Why I am a Campus Leader
If you are concerned about the direction that our country is heading in, then you should be greatly concerned about our youth. The college campus today is the devil’s playground. Our future thinkers, dreamers, and government officials are being groomed in an environment where the truth of the Word of God is completely removed. If it is there it is only to be ridiculed, dissected, and mocked. Many of the youth today have a very shaky foundation in the doctrines of God. They do not know how to defend their faith if they have a true faith at all. When speaking to them you begin to understand that many were just doing what their parents told them to do while they were under their parents’ roof. Now that they are not, they are being fed so many lies, and they are eating them up.
Many students acknowledge they went to church with their parents, but what does that tell us? Did they go for the social aspect of church? Did they go because their parents made them? Was it just a safe place to be? Did they hear the full gospel preached to them when they were there?
Speaking with many of these students reveals to me that they were just going through the motions, but there is no true repentance and trust in Jesus Christ. They are riding a fence. They do not want to take a stand, they just do what is right in their own eyes, or go with the majority, or the culture. This should be of great concern for all of us. We need to be involved with these young people. Not only does their eternity depend on them putting the full trust in Jesus, but the future of our country is also at stake. We need to be on the frontlines fighting against the lies and fighting for their souls!
It is a great privilege to go to college campuses to fight for the souls of these young people. We are farmers. We plant seeds, we water, and sometimes the Lord Jesus Christ allows us to harvest. I pray that you would consider supporting me as I fight this battle. If you would consider supporting me financially, or as a prayer warrior, or if you are in my area going with me to the campuses and doing outreaches. I will work very hard to show myself to be a workman approved by God and approved by you.
If you would please pray for wisdom for me as I go out into this mission field. Pray that God will be my strength and my armor. That I will speak the truth in love. That I will not fear man, but fear God. That I will be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
These young people are valuable, they are an image bearer of our Creator. They are worth fighting for, and that is why I am a Christian Collegian Network Campus Missionary.
How I came to Christ
When I was thirty-two years old, God rescued me from a life of complete rebellion. As a young girl, I got into drugs as well as many other things that I am too ashamed to share with anyone. I wanted what I wanted immediately. I lived in the moment with no regard for the future. I was quite certain that I would die at a young age, so I might as well make the most of my life while I had the time.
While living in Florida in my late twenties, I was a bartender. Those
that I worked with including myself would stay up all night and party
after work. When the sun rose into the sky, we would scurry away from
the light like a cock roach scurries away when the light turns on so
they are not discovered.
It was in Florida that God began to wake me up. I was not around any Christian. I did not attend any church at the time, but since God is the creator of all, He can use whatever He pleases to get someone’s attention. I decided to go back home to North Carolina. As the book of Proverbs says in chapter 26 verse 11, as a dog returns to its vomit so a fool returns to its folly. I certainly was the fool. Moving back to North Carolina just put me back in touch with the people that I used to hang out with and party. However, there was something going on in my heart that was quite different. I could no longer escape my hurts, feelings, doubts, etc. with the use of drugs. I found that when I did get high, I was paranoid and miserable.
I picture my transition from the kingdom of Darkness to the Kingdom of Light like this. Have you ever gone deep sea fishing? I picture God had me on the line, and He was just wearing me out. I was caught, but I had not submitted to Him yet but was going to be. Being so rebellious, my precious Lord and Savior allowed me to tire myself out until I was willing to rely on Him.
In April of 1996, I became a child of God. He forgave me for all the evil that I have committed before Him. He chose to rescue me. When Jesus allowed himself to be nailed to the cross, He was making a legal transaction for His people. He was satisfying the Law of God. Only Jesus Christ could do that. All of us have broken God’s laws, all of us
deserve His eternal punishment. There is none good, no not one. We all need to be rescued. Why? Because it is appointed one for man to die, then we are judged, and not judged by just anyone, we are judged by the
King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Creator of all, and the One who hold all things together. He is holy, there is no sin in Him. He can not even look upon it.
So, if you are standing before God the second your heart fails who is going to be your defense attorney? If you think about representing yourself, you might just want to rethink that. If you never repented of
your sins, never trusted in Christ for His goodness, then you are in a terrible dilemma. First you will have an accuser Satan himself. He is going to throw you under the TRAIN. There will be no hope if you ignored Jesus Christ during your life on earth because the Bible says that if you reject Him, He will on that day reject you. Oh, please
don’t wait. Time is short for all of us. The Bible says to confess our sins, to tell on ourselves to the Lord, then repent, make a U-turn , turn from living in rebellion to the word of God, and choose to obey Him and do things His way. Trust in Him. He takes His righteousness and place it on us, then He takes our sins upon Himself. Talk about love. That is the greatest love that there is.
He rescued me from my stinking, rotten, rebellious self. He rescued me from Hell because I was a lawbreaker. You see, I have lied, stolen, made idols in my heart to worship. I deserved His wrath, but instead, He lavished His love upon me when He took the punishment for my sins.
He has done that same thing for you. You can not do enough good things to go to heaven. You cannot buy your way into heaven. Your status in this world means nothing to God. Your status in Christ Jesus means everything.