Emily Wikle, a senior at Ole Miss, is an example of a community servant. She serves her community by volunteering at North Mississippi Regional Center, coaching their special needs cheerleading team.
She also serves as the philanthropy chair for the Columns Society, raising money for various service organizations, and she volunteers at More Than a Meal.
Wikle spends a majority of her time volunteering with children. She wants to be a teacher after she graduates in May.
“The most rewarding part of coaching the special needs girls on my cheer squad is when they smile,” she said. “You can’t help but be happy when you see these individuals working hard and having fun.”
Wikle enjoys bonding with the girls on her cheer team, and attempts to visit them in their classrooms at least once a week to encourage them both academically and in cheering.
“Volunteering brings me purpose,” she said. “When I do something for others, it brings me joy.”
Wikle couldn’t stop smiling when discussing how she raised $5,000 dollars for Rhythm Pax with the Columns Society last year. This organization donates therapeutic instruments to children’s hospitals.
Wikle loves to serve her community, and doubts this characteristic will ever change.
Hi y’all, I have an amazing opportunity to travel to Uganda this summer with Sozo Children. While over there I would be given the opportunity to work with orphans and share God’s love! Currently, Sozo Uganda houses 81 children in four homes on the ground in Kampala. Being an intern here this summer I would have the opportunity to stay at a guesthouse that is located on the property of our compounds. Sozo’s primary purpose in Uganda is to love and serve our children and staff. We will also work with families and the community of a local village. I am so excited for this experience and all God has in store for me this summer, however I need help to travel over there to minister to these people. I have been spending a lot of time planning how I am going to raise the 5,800$ it takes to go on this trip. If you feel called to do so I would be so thankful for any donations, and prayers. Donations made towards your trip are all tax deductible. You can make donations on my SOZO fundraising page (https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/sozochildren/campaign.jsp?campaign=89&fundraiser=44790&team=133&) or by mailing a check to:
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Thank you very much for y’all’s support
I will be keeping y’all updated on my journey this summer on my blog.
2 Chorinthians 12:9
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.