ANDREW RUIZ | STAFF WRITER
Azusa Pacific was given 10,000 Bibles to be signed and shipped off to soldiers at war by Operations Worship, a group dedicated to spreading encouragement and God’s word.
Azusa Pacific had booths on west and east campus, for the last two weeks, giving students an opportunity to get involved and write these letters to our soldiers. The letters allows students to communicate and share prayers with soldiers overseas.
“Writing letters gives me recognition of what they do,” Higgenbottom said. “Hopefully they benefit from each letter and Bible they receive.”
During the last seven years America has been at war, many soldiers have been in and out of Iraq. Senior political science major Andre Bordeaux was on deployment in Iraq for five years and was among many of the soldiers who received letters from students across the nation.
“We get care packages and they’re important but the letters we receive may be more important,” Bordeaux said. “It brings a sense of normalcy and brings us back to reality. Each letter has its own meaning and definitely helps our faith and keeps up our morale.”
Senior business major Ashley Thomas has worked the booths and have seen many students take part in this opportunity.
“Regardless what your political views are we still need to give our support.We can’t neglect the sacrifice they make for us,” Thomas said.
Although booths are no longer set up on campus, students have plenty of time to still get involved. Note cards for students to sign that will be put into the Bibles are placed outside of the Cougar’s den and Felix Event center.
The last day for signings is March 19 and note cards can be dropped off at the collection boxes at these locations or to the Veteran’s Affairs office.
“II would like if every student wrote some but not because they feel forced but because they want to,” Bordeaux said. When people do them on their own terms it means so much more.”