Wednesday, May 2 marked the end of a chapter for the Ignite group at Monmouth College. Co-founder Ian Smith gave his last talk as a student leader.
Ian spent the time talking about the importance of knowing your dream, and doing everything you can to pursue it. He challenged Ignite students that it didn’t matter how big or how small their dream might seem, it’s still important and the world needs us to pursue that dream, even when it might seem like our dreams can’t come true.
He ended his talk by encouraging the group to write out their dreams, place them in an envelope and give them to Coach and President Jason Vana to hold on to until each student’s senior year. It was a powerful time for the group.
Ian has made a lasting impact on many of the Ignite members at Monmouth College, and were able to encourage him and share just how much he means them.
Ian will be among the graduating class of 2012, walking across the stage and receiving his degree on Sunday, May 20. He plans to pursue his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, studying online for the first two years.
He was drastically changed during his time in Ignite, which he recounts below:
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