Southeast Missouri BSU embraces football crowd
CAPE GIRARDEAU – The Baptist Student Union (BSU) at Southeast Missouri State University enjoyed a productive day Sept. 9 as the university played its first home football game of the season against Missouri-Rolla.
Last summer, the BSU moved to its new home along the south edge of campus near Houck Stadium. Due to an extensive renovation of the stadium, the tailgating for home football games moved next door to the ministry house, creating a tremendous opportunity for the Gospel.
Before the Redhawks won their home opener, 44-23, the BSU gave away hot dogs, popcorn and the Good News of Jesus as more than 250 people were drawn to the ministry house. With the Cape Baptist Association block party trailer in position, a giveaway game was set up around the theme “3 Things God Cannot Do.” After wrestling with this question for several minutes, many participants would let students show them from the Bible the three things.
“This led to many opportunities to share the Gospel,” said Bob Houchins, BSU director and campus minister at Southeast Missouri State. “In all that day the students presented the Gospel between 30-35 times.”