Brewton-Parker students praise Night of Joy
(Night of Joy) BPC staff and students stop for a quick pose after experiencing the Buzz Lightyear ride at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park. Front row: (from left) Shanice Walters, Madyson Arnold, Kimberly Lajiness, Sara-Beth Arnold, Charlotte Cronley, Kathryn Ring, Elise Gordy, and Daniel Macowski. Back row: Richard Ring, Collin Roney, Justice Hanner, J.D. Hanner, and Jailee Hanner. Not pictured: Ashley Marsteller, Ricky Rogers, Joshua McPhatter, Yolanda Hernandez, Crystal Adams, Jessica James, and Joey Purvis. (Photo by Kelley Arnold)
By Joshua McPhatter, Student
Edited by Ashley Marsteller, BPC Staff Writer
MOUNT VERNON— Hundreds packed the various stages around Disney Word’s Magic Kingdom theme park to enjoy inspiring music from leading Christian artists and bands. They cheered as they heard Marvin Snapp singing his hit song “Best in Me,” witnessed the lead singer of Sanctus Real climb on stage from the crowd below, saw Skillet rocking out with fireworks, and enjoyed more spirited entertainment. Among the crowds was a decent delegation from Brewton-Parker College students worshipping along with fellow believers. The title of the event truly captured the atmosphere, “Night of Joy.”
“The trip was amazing. The park was full of Christians clapping, singing, and shouting “JESUS!” It was a priceless experience,” commented Kim Lajiness, one of the primary organizers for the trip. Kathryn Ring, a senior majoring in Psychology, added that “Night of Joy was so much fun! There were so many people, and it was really cool to see the Newsboys up close. I could see the passion in their eyes, and the music was very uplifting.”
Another group member, Ashley Marsteller a Senior English/Psychology major, echoed Miss Ring by stating, “Skillet was awesome. The people were charged up and on fire for Jesus!” Brewton-Parker Young Alumni, an outreach of the Office of Alumni Relations, organized the trip. The networking group encourages membership from current juniors and seniors as well as young alumni of the college who graduated from the college 10 years prior or less (Class of 2011 to Class of 2001).
The group is planning to attend a similar event next year at Universal Studios. More details will be available later. To learn more about BPC Young Alumni, contact Kim Lajiness at 912-583-3255.
The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.