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Flint: "I Was Thirsty And You Gave Me Nothing To Drink" 

Poor Flint, Michigan. But then, maybe that’s their problem. They are poor. An African American majority. No money. No lobbyists. No political power. So nobody pays attention—until recently, that is.

Since April, 2014, when their city switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River (to save money), residents of this city of  100,000 “began complaining of burning skin, hand tremors, hair loss, even seizures. Children were being diagnosed with anemia. Parents were finding strange red splotches on their hands and faces” (TIME 2-1-16 p 34). Their drinking water was changing colors—from blue to green to beige, brown and yellow. And it smelled like gasoline, some said. Others described it as the inside of a fish market. “Melissa Mays, a 37-year-old mother of four, says her hair started to fall out in clumps, clogging the shower drain. She broke out in rashes and developed a respiratory infection, coughing up phlegm that tasted like cleaning products” (ibid.) more

by Dwight Nelson, Lead Pastor


Shop To Share The Gospel!

Enjoy the chance to support Campus Ministries while shopping for groceries this week! Shop at Apple Valley Market on Friday, January 29and 5% of your total purchases will go to Andrews University Student Missions, including Victoria’s Cottage and Café 31 too!

 Andrews University Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni must bring their AU ID. Don’t have an ID card? No problem, alums can request one by calling 269-471-3591 or emailing

 Another way you can support SM is by purchasing a sweatshirt for $30. For more information, contact Campus Ministries at 269-471-3211 or

We’d like to especially thank Apple Valley Market for their generous support of the Andrews University Student Missions program!

 Remember to shop at Apple Valley Market on Friday, January 29!

Keep on Changing the World,

Andrews Alumni Team


Water For Flint

Flint Michigan has dominated the headlines these past few months. Channels like CNN, NBC, and FOX News are highlighting the city because the only water available to its residents is filled with lead toxicity. Such poisoning has plagued many with sickness, and to their knowledge, killed at least 10 children. The city of Flint is working on cleaning out their water system, but in the meantime they are receiving donations of bottled water from all over the more

by Tina Carriger, AU Seminary Student

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