It was one of the most difficult decisions I had ever made — or ever will make — moving from my home country Brazil to the United States of America in order to earn a college degree. Each day hope pushes back regret, and I look toward the future.
As we approach Easter Sunday, the most reverent day in the lives of Christians and the most important day in the history of mankind, how do we make sure it does not become just another day of colorful eggs, bunnies and spiral hams? How do we — collectively or individually — ensure that we recognize what Jesus Christ did for the world?
As with most horror movies, the trailers are generally intriguing, grabbing the attention of the audience and raising expectations. However, all too often disappointment is the only feeling we get after watching the entire movie.
Here are some interesting facts about MBU Timeline, the student newsmagazine of Missouri Baptist University, in St. Louis:
*Our mission statement is: MBU Timeline is the student news network of Missouri Baptist University, a private Christian university that embraces the essential core value of “social change through service and leadership.”
*The Bible verse that drives our mission is 2 Timothy 2:15 (Worldwide English Version): “Tell the true message in the right way.”
*The WordPress website has been up since late-fall 2013. We average about 3,000 sessions and about 5,000 pageviews per month.
*Our stories and galleries get as few as 40 or 50 hits, or as many as 8,000 hits.
*We have readers in every state and more than 90 countries around the world. We have several readers in South America, the United Kingdom, India and Australia.
*Most of our readers are in Missouri, followed by Illinois, California and Texas.
*We do not accept advertising as we are a not-for-profit online newsmagazine.
*We welcome contributors from all walks of MBU life, regardless of your major. Reach out to us on Twitter at: @mbutimeline.