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By Kathy Hanks
Lawrence Journal-World 

Campus minister offers KU students spiritual friendship


September 14, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — For Susan Mercer, handing out a Capri Sun juice pouch to a college student is more than quenching a thirst.

"It's offering prevenient grace to whoever shows up," said Mercer, the Wesley KU campus minister at the University of Kansas.

When Mercer and Shawn Norris, with the Lutheran Campus Ministry, and Will Chaney, with Canterbury House, set up a sandwich board announcing "blessings on the go," in front of Wescoe Hall, students stop for a second and take the refreshment offered.

Though some students won't even make eye contact as they grab a pouch, Mercer doesn't mind...

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