Every year, each student at Rosthern Junior College participates in our ALSO (Alternative Learning and Serving Opportunities) week. During ALSO Week, students serve in various social agencies in Canada, USA and Central America.
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RJC students explored the theme of “Building Bridges and Mending Fences” for this year’s Deeper Life Days at RJC. Students were challenged to be ‘bridge builders’ with their neighbors, whether across the street or around the world. Ryan Dueck, pastor of Lethbridge Mennonite Church, shared his church’s story of sponsoring Syrian refugees. After hearing the news of the effects of the Syrian civil war, his church decided to respond by offering safe haven to people in need. Linda Swab also shared about Eigenheim Mennonite Church’s sponsorship of a young Muslim Syrian family. They both shared about the challenges and rewards of these bridge building adventures.
Life at RJC continued on it's merry way despite the many days of gray skies and below normal temperatures in March. Looking back over the month we still managed to fit in many events despite March being a short month with Easter break falling at the end.