CURE at The University of Alabama
Spreading the love of Jesus Christ to the nations through the physical and spiritual healing of children with curable diseases in Mbale, Uganda.
College is a time for new beginnings and a place to find who you are, to join numerous clubs, and try new things. For me, that opportunity came November of 2014, a year and a half into my college experience when I was approached about helping start a CURE chapter on Alabama’s campus. After what seemed like jumping through hoops and praying endlessly, January 2015 brought about the organization and an executive board position for myself.
Now 2 years later, I am passing on that exec position and graduating. CURE has been one of the biggest blessings in my life and it is hard to imagine college without it. Sure, it’s been trying, helping build this chapter from the ground up, trying out ideas and not being successful, building a following to the organization and more. But, without a doubt, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. God put this organization into my life for a reason and I know that the new executive members that take over were given this opportunity for the same reason.
I have learned too much to even list from this organization. The love for it shows through the network of chapters across the country and the hospitals throughout the world. I encourage you to join this organization and give as much as you can to it. Seeing what we accomplished that first semester and where the chapter is now tells me that I made the right decision to follow God and join this amazing organization. Thinking back, I wish we would have started a chapter sooner because so much can be accomplished through it.
While I am sad to leave, I am happy to leave it in the hands of our new exec. I know they will follow God’s lead and do great things for the children in Uganda. It is an organization that I will continue to share with friends and family for years to come.
Finally, I pray for our new exec that God blesses them as He blessed me. When times are hard, push through. When you disagree with each other, compromise. When you finally accomplish a goal (which might take 2 years), celebrate. Nothing can compare to the weight you feel knowing that you are not only spreading the Lord’s message, but helping children in Uganda have the childhood you did. With great joy, I pass on this legacy to y’all. I’ll be following the great things you do, supporting you, and praying that you take hold of this opportunity to further the organization to new heights.
Thanks for the joys, the laughs, and tears of happiness, but thanks for giving me the biggest thing of all, a faith in God.