It has been devastating to see the lasting impact that Hurricane Katrina has had on the city of New Orleans but the city will bounce back and may bounce on the shoulders of the emerging generation of volunteers flocking to the city to attend one of the universities.
“The city’s three major universities — Tulane, Loyola and Xavier — have all seen spikes in the number of applications and projected enrollment of their freshman classes this year. Part of the reason: the city’s post-Katrina identity as a place to go for young volunteers who want to put a battered community back on track.”
What does this say about the heartbeat of the emerging generation? They want to make a practical difference with their life! What does this say about the spiritual hunger among people of this generation? I think they are looking for a faith that is lived out daily in a way that makes a practical difference in areas of practical need.
“These kids are coming down intent on getting the city back on its feet,” said Earl Retif, Tulane’s vice president for enrollment.
What do you think? How could this impact our ministries in the local church?