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Welcome Back!

It's hard to believe but it's time for yet another academic year to begin! MSTC is already on week two, while public primary/secondary school and UWSP starts up next week. It's an exciting time as Central Wisconsin gets a new crew of students in town for an enriching educational experience.

It's invigorating to think of thousands of students of varying ages coming into their unique talents and intelligences placed in them by God. Legacies are being founded! The next gen of world changers are being molded and shaped!

What great hope and joy this brings!

But some dreams... hopes... aspirations... callings... end abruptly.

Sometimes it's because of financial burdens. Tuition isn't cheap and working and going to school isn't always an option or enough.

Sometimes it's emotional. The anxiety and emotional stress of being away from home, a challenging class, or unfriendly peers can create an environment that seems entirely unmanageable.

Sometimes it's physical. Accidents happen. Whether it's an injury, a sickness, or maybe even a pregnancy, your future might abruptly change.

Take this story for example from my own past: