Velma M.

Hunter College

As a newly committed Christian, I was first introduced to Intervarsity Christian Fellowship in 1970 at New York University.The following year, I met my future husband through a mutual friend at Hunter College to where I had transferred. A former IVF leader at Lehman College from where he had graduated, Ron Mitchell was invited to speak at the Hunter Christian Fellowship. We became good friends from then on and have now been happily married for 43 years. IVF helped me use my mind as well as my heart in my Christian discipleship.

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—Tim Keller

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