Students hear gospel while learning to serve others

By Myriah Snyder

Published: September 5, 2017

University of the Cumberlands students wash the feet of Eastern Kentucky children before giving them a new pair of shoes and a backpack.

WILLIAMSBURG--Approximately 400 children from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky had their feet washed, had new shoes and socks placed on them, and received backpacks from about 700 volunteers at the University of the Cumberlands on Aug. 25. Around 450 of the volunteers were incoming freshman.

This was the first year that participating in “Shoes 4 the Soul” was mandatory during freshman orientation, and it was the first time the project was overseen by campus ministries. As a result, the event reported at least eight professions of faith.

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