His House | Celebrating Fifty Years

Emily Veltri

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Walking on the campus of Western Michigan University in the fall of 2004, I had been looking for a Christian group to get involved with as a freshman. I desired to have a community, to have friends with that shared my values, and I wanted to grow in my faith. At WMU, "the flagpoles" are in the middle of campus. Many student groups will be there in the beginning of the semester to promote their groups and meet students. His House was there one fall day in 2004 where I met Scott Crary. He seemed very genuine and cared about me. I went to the His House weekly fellowship meeting that Thursday, and the rest is history!

I was drawn to the community. This is such an important element of His House and, I believe, in God's Kingdom. People cared for one another, they read the Bible and sought Scripture together, and prayed for and with one another. I am now starting my 10th year on staff with His House, and have continued to strive to invite people into this community and relationship with Jesus. This picture was fall 2016- continuing to meet students at the flagpoles. The very place I had my first encounter with His House!