Students form new church organization on campus

Kandice Johnson, [email protected]

When Montez Powell and two sisters Christina and Chrishana Puckett started meeting for Bible study in the fall semester, they wanted nothing more than to worship and grow closer to God.

Today, their Bible study group has expanded to the point that they are now an official church organization at ULM.

The organization is called “Lifechange,” and the purpose is to “reconcile [people] back unto God and promote positive action in the lives of young students on campus.”

The nationwide organization, founded by Bishop Wendell Archie, is also located at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana.

“It took us a while, but we got our paperwork together,” said Powell, a junior computer information systems major and minister for Lifechange.

Lifechange President Christina Puckett said they really pushed for the organization to be on campus because the students who are not from Monroe may not have access to the word of God.

“The students may not be from Monroe, but we are our community,” Puckett said. “These students can be saved through the word of God, then they can take that back to their communities and they themselves can show God in perfection and pureness.”

Aside from bible study and teaching students about the Bible, Powell said their purpose is to also heal students spiritually, teach students their purpose in life and help them to begin their fellowship with God.

Not only does the new organization plan on having events for the semester, they are already making plans to team up with the ULM Counseling Center to help students get extra guidance.

The organization meets every Monday at 5:30 p.m. in room 100 in the Construction Building.