AUGUST 29, 2013
Freed-Hardeman University’s RUSH, or Reach Unlimited Spiritual Heights, expects to set an attendance record this year. According to Joe Askew, FHU director of admissions and coordinator of RUSH, more than 1,700 middle and high school students are expected to attend the annual youth rally Sept. 13-15.
The theme of RUSH 2013, “Lover of the Light,” can be found throughout scripture, starting with God’s creation of light in Genesis. Devotionals and classes will explore different aspects of light: how the light has impacted the world, how an individual’s light influences others and how to overcome darkness.
For the first time, FHU students will serve as the keynote speakers for Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning; these students are Weston Keen, senior biochemistry major; Archibold Marowa, graduate student in the Master of Business Administration program; and Midly Jadis, sophomore Bible major with an emphasis in youth and family ministry. Additionally, members of the FHU faculty and staff will teach more than 20 different classes for RUSH attendees.
Askew believes that RUSH is “a unique opportunity for young people from across the United States and it is something that no other college provides.” He adds, “Our number one priority is the hearts and minds of young people who desire to grow closer to God.”
Special activities for Friday and Saturday include tailgating, a concert in the commons area, speed dating and a show by hypnotist Jim Wand.
Registration for RUSH 2013 is $20 dollars without meals and $30 with Saturday lunch and supper provided. The fee covers packets, a t-shirt, entertainment and special events for the weekend. For more information on registration and housing, visit www.fhu.edu/rush