NCF Staff

3222012cedarcrossesby Grace Tazelaar

It's the season of Lent when we reflect on the suffering that Jesus experienced so we can have a relationship with a holy God. Suffering is not something most people freely choose, and yet Jesus chose to suffer out of his love for us.

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"All that you have, you leave behind; all that you are, you take with you," said Tom Boyle, one of several InterVarsity leaders speaking with our NCF staff team at our annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin this week.

NCF at UNCGMiriam Robinson's joy overflows when she talks about how God is working in the NCF group at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. Miriam is a staff volunteer with NCF.

Well-watered treesRain is a huge blessing in parched Texas where I live. Water gives life and fruitfulness to God's creation. In the same way, Scripture tells us that people who trust in the Lord will be "like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream" (Jeremiah 17:8 NIV).

JCN Editorby Kathy Schoonover-Shoffner, JCN Editor

How do you maintain your sense of vocation and calling as a nurse or nurse educator? Recently I was asked to speak on this challenging topic at two events hosted by Seattle Pacific University. What a rich experience we had together!

Florida nursing students

Renee, Jane and Fran

by Jane Hall, NCF Director

Jane HallDear Friends,

In the upcoming weeks, we will be charting our direction for 2012 and beyond, based on the resources God provides through his people this month.

This is one of the most crucial seasons of the year for us.

Urbana 12We're gearing up for Urbana 12 where a new generation of students will be challenged to participate in God's mission to change the world.

NCF student conference"I understand now that nursing is a ministry," commented a nursing student who attended the NCF conference, "What's Vital: Basics in Spiritual Care" on October 22, 2011 in Durham, NC.

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