Thursday, December 17, 2009

Leave a Legacy

A few years ago at Walt Disney World EPCOT center I saw an exhibit called Leave a Legacy. Park visitors could purchase a two inch square commemorative plaque that would become part of their "Leave a Legacy" garden. I hope the legacy I leave behind after I leave this earth is more than just a two inch plaque at some theme park in Florida. The legacy of Oral Roberts is certainly more than just that.

Myself along with tens of thousands of ORU alumni are a part of Oral's (as ORU students we felt like we could call him by his first name) legacy. I am proud and honored to say that I am a product of Oral Roberts University. I am what I am today in large part because of my time at ORU. Being a student at ORU changed my life. I went on my first ever missions trip while a student at ORU. I got my first experience doing ministry as a wing chaplain at ORU. I even spent my last semester of my senior year at ORU here in the Philippines as a missionary intern. As an ORU student I learned that I can change the world.

After ninety one years, Oral has gone home. The man is gone, but his legacy will continue on for generations to come.

"Raise up your students to hear My voice, to go where My light is seen dim, My voice is heard small, My power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth. Their works will exceed yours, and in this I am well pleased." The word of the Lord to Oral Roberts

And yes, Oral did meet Elvis.


  1. I'm so proud to be an ORU grad. I still get goosebumps when I read the "Raise up your students" quote. That's why I went to ORU- I wanted to learn to hear the voice of God! I am constantly amazed at the connections I make in life due to ORU, including the fabulous Anascos!

  2. Anna, Thanks for your comment. I am still inspired and challenged by those words, doing my best to fulfill them in my life, doing my best to honor Oral's legacy with my life.