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AFC Holds Religious Service Entitled “Breaking Grounds”

Stephen James Johnson

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Students gathered together for Ambassadors for Christ’s second annual religious service, entitled “Breaking Grounds: A New Foundation.” The event, which was held in Dodd’s Auditorium on Feb.21, attracted approximately 125 attendees, including university employees. The service began with Christian worship music led by Ambassadors for Christ’s worship team, followed by a performance of the UNH Gospel Choir, and culminated with a sermon presented by Stephen James Johnson, university student and ministry director. He is currently in the process of creating a rising ministry called The Movement. Johnson spoke about God’s desire to move through the situations that challenge people the most. “When trouble comes, what are we to do?  How we deal with terrifying events?  God desires for you to have breakthrough in these situations – and that comes with placing your faith in Christ.”

The Ambassadors for Christ skit team also presented a hand mime, which involved the use of a black lights and white gloves. Students performed impressively, including spelling the name of “Jesus” and making the shape of a cross using their hands alone.

Danny Irizarry, the president of Ambassadors for Christ, greeted the attendees with a light-hearted attitude and Johnson presented with a comical spirit, performing various impersonations including Family Guy character Stewie Griffin and having audience members selected at random act out side-splitting skits. “Who says church has to be so serious?” says Johnson, “Jesus laughed.  Yes, He was God, but He was also human.”

“I am continually impressed by the passion of the University of New Haven students,” says Johnson, who is currently in development of a national tour as a speaker upon graduation from UNH.  “These are students and leaders after the very heart of God.  I am not sure if the administration of this university is aware that great Christian leaders are coming from the ranks of UNH.  The university should continue to do all it can to support these young men and women.”

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AFC Holds Religious Service Entitled “Breaking Grounds”