Involved is the word for this year’s KMBC student body. Many of our students are choosing to rise to the challenge and are investing their time to take the gospel message to the streets. These students get no college credit, no monetary compensation, no adulations or awards. They are involved because they care.
The Prison Ministry began in January of 2000, and has been operating on a weekly basis since then (almost 16 years). Typically eight to ten KMBC students and staff invest about five hours on Wednesday evening to sing, pray, and share the good news with between 70 and 90 men. Many in the tan prison attire have knelt at the altars, confessed their sins, then stood and testified to salvation. Recently the warden has taken note and wants KMBC to conduct a special class on character to the “soon to be released” inmates. God is working!
Once a month many KMBC students set their clocks so they can leave campus at four a.m. and travel three hours to the Louisville abortion clinic at Second & Market. Abortion is an evil so horrific that it defies description. Offering hope and praying for the victims and the victimized is what our students do. Last month it took two sprinters and a ten passenger van to transport KMBC’s pro-life servants where they stood for life and were a voice for the voiceless.
Close to twenty-five students and staff from KMBC accepted the challenge recently, offered by Pastor Bill Scott, to take the Word to the ‘highways & by-ways’ of Jackson, KY. Instead of gaming, sleeping, or pampering self, they chose to expand into the Jackson Community with tracts and God’s Spirit to witness. They did witness and pray with many children, adults and drug users. Before the outreach commenced, it was underwritten with a good time of singing, praise, exhortation and a concerted time of intercessory prayer. The Lord did bless this effort.
A number of students decided to take a Stand for Common Sense recently and traveled a couple hours to the state capitol in Frankfort, KY to support ‘freedom of religion’ from government intrusion. The rally was generated in connection with Kim Davis and her refusal to grant marriage licenses to homosexuals. Only a matter of days after that event, another group of our students took the road to the Grayson county jail to attend the Kim Davis rally and support ‘one man – one woman’ marriage. While the media works to downplay these events, it doesn’t lessen our student’s commitment to make a difference for what is right.
Another unique ministry that some of our students engage in is ministering to young men in two local juvenile detention centers. A number of these troubled youth have been led to Christ by our students.
Others take frequent trips to local care centers and hospitals to visit and love our elderly or ill neighbors.
For a number of years a group of KMBC students have discipled and served as dorm assistants at Mt Carmel High School. These students have made a great impact on the lives of many of the Mt Carmel students. Mr David Munson, the Head Master of Mt Carmel, says that using KMBC students has been a tremendous help in raising the spiritual level of Mt Carmel High School.
Additionally, each Sunday students are serving in various capacities in local churches. From preaching to singing, running sound and presentation software to teaching children or adults – our students are active in ministry!
PROUD is a word to describe what we are of these KMBC students.