Cougars, Vandals Meet on Common Ground

Each Friday evening you will find a group of university students from Washington State University (WSU) and University of Idaho (U of I) gathered for an evening of vegetarian home-cooked food and a Bible study discussion group.

Moscow (Idaho) Church associate pastor Natashia McVay and her husband, Marshall McVay, Moscow Church pastor, host, cook for and provide a surrogate home environment for several university students each Friday evening. The young people love to meet and share with each other and the pastors their questions, thoughts and life issues.

The McVays' Bible study group varies from five students per week to sometimes 25 students. The students have a common ground at the McVays' and often bring their friends, roommates and other interested students.

Often on Saturday nights, the McVays will also host a university student game night at their home. These game nights have drawn 40 or more students at times. The games include board games, Wii, video games and foosball.

Many of these students attend either the Moscow Church or the Pullman (Wash.) Church. Students have even preached sermons at these churches. Both church families welcome and enjoy having the university students join with them for worship and events.

If you know of any WSU or U of I students who might be interested in these events or connecting with other Adventist Christian young people, have them email Natashia McVay.