Weekly Portraits of Calvary Life

Calvary students, faculty, and staff had the privilege of hearing from U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler during an assembly on Friday, April 6.  She started out by greeting us as “mighty warriors” in reference to the story of Gideon from Judges 6.  She was especially pleased to find that we are indeed the Calvary Warriors! 

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler

 

The congresswoman then spent time sharing about how God called her to be a representative and placed the desire in her heart from the age of five.  She said that the United States needs people with a biblical worldview to run for office.  In her opinion, politics has become largely a fight over what is right and what is wrong.

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler answers a question from John Oglesby.

Furthermore, Congresswoman Hartzler used Scripture to encourage us to “Go, Fight, Win.”  Like Gideon, we should go in the strength we have.  We also need to remember the mission (based on Isaiah 61) and expect opposition.  God will give us the strategy, and we need to rely on Him for courage.  She explained the correlation between “courage,” “discourage,” and “encourage” while challenging us to give others courage (encourage) and display courage to trust in God.  Finally, the congresswoman urged us to stand our ground, put on the full armor of God, and work with all our hearts.

What a blessing to have a Christian representing our part of Missouri!  May God continue to use Vicky Hartzler in Washington, D.C.

Sara Klaassen

Alumni Relations Coordinator

 

Upcoming Calvary Events

Emily Wirth’s Senior Recital                                       April 8

Hailey Bair’s Master Recital                                       April 9

Retirement Reception for Dr. Keith & Pat Miller       April 13

Logan Brothers’ Senior Recital                                   April 14

Christian Leaders Conference                                     April 19

Music Department Spring Concert                             April 20

Race to the Philippines                                               April 21

Lindsay Lee’s Senior Theatre Capstone                      April 21

Andrew Lovisone’s Senior Recital                              April 27

SpringShorts Acting Recital                                        April 28

Christopher Stolberg’s Senior Recital                         April 29

Awards Chapel                                                            May 3

Baccalaureate                                                             May 4

Commencement                                                         May 5

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