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Ministry offers free concert
Skylar Leatherman
Antelope Staff
Photo by Skylar Leatherman
Don Ford, an AFTERdark staff member, speaks to students at the Student vision launch on Sept. 9. He helps students form ideas of how to inform students about AFTERdark, coming at 8 p.m. Oct 14 in the Health and Sports Center

Campus ministry students are bringing a free concert and speaker to UNK through AFTERdark at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Health and Sports Center.

Vanessa Leeper, a junior business administration major from Colorado Springs, Colo., decided to bring AFTERdark to UNK after hearing about AFTERdark from staff training at a summer sports camp in Branson, Mo.

“I saw impactful videos about AFTERdark and heard stories of other college kids that had taken it to their schools and how amazing it was,” Leeper said.

“I’ve had such a heart for this campus to know the Lord in a personal way,” Leeper said. “I want people to experience and know how much Jesus loves them. His love is more than church and Sunday school that some of us may have grown up in. He wants a personal relationship with us and to be central in our lives.”

A lot of work was required to get this event here. Leeper had to fill out spreadsheets of information and send it to the AFTERdark staff. Once the event was approved, the real work got started. Students got involved on Sept. 9 at the AFTERdark student vision launch.

A number of campus ministries came together to create ideas of how to spread the word. Don Ford, an AFTERdark staff member, came to UNK to help students get excited for the event.

Ford described the event as a “free rockin’ concert with a passionate speaker.” Ford helped explain to the students what the event will look like and how to prepare. Ford said, “It impacts lives for eternity.”

“I guess I just am excited to see what God does through this event on campus. I’m excited to see hearts and lives changed for something bigger,” Leeper said. “I’m also excited how the body of Christ can rally to make this huge and glorify God.”

“I've had such a heart for this campus to know the Lord in a personal way.  I want people to experience and know how much Jesus loves them.”
Vanessa Leeper
Junior business administration major from

Colorado Springs, Colo.

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