During rough times, a small act of kindness or a short encouraging message can go a long way in inspiring a person to conquer hardship. One of the most challenging seasons in a student’s life is the midterm or final exams week. Due to the difficulties encountered during this time, like sleep deprivation and tons of materials to review, many students call this period, “hell week.”
Instead of magnifying problems, we believe that exams week is a chance to serve the campuses by praying for and encouraging the future leaders of our nation. We want to redeem this season by renaming it “help week,” which is a time to bless the students during their most trying season. Last September, we distributed over 800 “all-nighter survival packs” to students of UP Diliman, Miriam College, Ateneo de Manila University, and Philippine Science High School.
Each pack included coffee, food, school supplies, and a handwritten message by our student volunteers. Each note contained a word of encouragement to remind the students of God’s promises and make them feel that there is a community willing supporting to them. As our volunteers distributed these packs, they also took time to pray for the students who were in need.
As a movement, we want to stand with the students in our communities. One word of encouragement can carry one student through an entire week of exams. We thank all the pastors, staff, and volunteers who gave their time and resources to make this happen.
What is one way you can be a blessing to the next generation today?