President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community for his final Opening Convocation service on the theme: For Just Such a Time as This. Chapel includes a time of prayerful sending for the Cross-Cultural Seminar groups departing for the Middle East and Guatemala-Cuba.
Scripture: Esther 4:12-14 (The Message):
When Hathach told Mordecai what Esther had said, Mordecai sent her this message: “Don’t think that just because you live in the king’s house you’re the one Jew who will get out of this alive. If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.”