Welcome to RUF Midsouth!


Another RUF Minute with Campus Minister Brian Sorgenfrei at Mississippi State





RUF Minute with Campus Minister Seth Still at Delta State





Featuring Veteran Campus Minister: Andrew Flatgard, Rhodes College






Meet Our New Campus Ministries- Jacksonville State University




Meet Our New Ministers! RUF Memphis- Johnathan Keenan




RUF Mississippi College Fall Kickoff


Take a look at some scenes and interviews from the first RUF at Mississippi College on August 30th!





RUF Ole Miss Fall Kickoff


Take a look at some scenes and interviews from the first RUF at Ole Miss on August 24th!





RUF Mississippi State Fall Kickoff


Take a look at some scenes and interviews from the first RUF at Mississippi State on August 18th!






Whither RUF Midsouth?


I have had a few of you ask about what RUF campus ministries are covered by RUF Midsouth. Good thing Google Maps has a My Places feature that made this task very simple. Take a look through the RUF ministries below and stop by their websites when you do!


View RUF Midsouth in a larger map



Wait... Did Something Change?

Les Newsom and FamilyLes Newsom and Family
Well, the answer is "yes" and "no." First, our website has changed to include a bit of a larger footprint of RUF's influence. "RUF Midsouth" is the new description for the RUF ministries in Alabama, Mississippi, West Tennessee, and Arkansas. So there's a lot more territory that this site will cover! Second, the answer is "no": RUF is the still the same great outreach to college campuses that you've come to know and love. The sole purpose of this site is to keep you aware of how we believe God is at work through RUF throughout this area.

So what does that mean for you? Well, it means that we would love for you to drop by often and see what's going on at your favorite campus. In the months to come, this page will be regularly updated with news from as many campuses as we can put in front of you: videos, online sermons, photos, etc. We will do our best to make it worth your while to stop by.

Also, remember that RUF still needs your support. For many of you, there is a particular campus or campus minister that you want to continue to invest in over time. For others, you believe in what RUF is doing across the region. Either way, this site is going to become the place where you can find as much information as you need to keep updated on how your campus minister is doing and you can be a part of helping them meet their needs.

So who am I? Well, I am Les Newsom. I was a campus minister with RUF for 17 years and am presently serving as an Area Coordinator for RUF in the Midsouth area. My wife Ginger and I live in Oxford, MS and have loved serving this ministry and would LOVE a chance to talk with you about it in person, so stay in touch!

So visit again soon and drop us a line!





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