Just this week we began yet another year of ministry on campus at Washtenaw Community College. There are a lot of new things on campus. There is a newly renovated Student Center. There are new faces, along with some old ones. There is a new hope of what this semester may bring. I’m even taking a new class, Cultural Anthropology.
www.intervarsitywcc.orgis our new website! Check it out and encourage anyone that you know who attends WCC to get involved!
Also check out my website www.toddjerdon.weebly.com for my blog and to ask how you can support our ministry in various ways.
As we begin a new semester, I am asking you to pray for us. There is no greater power than seeking the Almighty God in prayer! Will you ask, seek and knock earnestly with me on behalf of these student and faculty at WCC?
At a community college there are a lot of re-starting things, readjusting plans and expectations and especially continued trust in the Lord even in the midst of discouragements or challenges. This semester seems to be no different. We had about 9 active student either transfer from last spring or take time off to work before they come back next semester. We have a remnant of some young students, who are committed, but who are uncertain of their ability to grow into leadership.
Pray that the Lord will
gather more student leaders who sincerely love Jesus to join us this
Pray for our outreaches – especially Welcome Day on 9/11/12.
Pray for unbelievers and seekers – Steve, Mazy, Tom, Dalia, Hannan, Kenneth, Martin, Luiz,
Pray for our student
core – Amy, Melissa, Jacob, Suzel, Cameron…
Pray for Christian
Faculty. We have about 4 faculty who have committed to pray for each other, the students and me. May the Lord add to the number.
Pray that I would have wisdom and the Spirit’s leading as we seek to share Christ this semester.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to unify believers on campus, through InterVarsity’s ministry.
There are many who are making excuses (too busy) and others just doing their own thing.
has been on my heart for over a year now. It speaks of the great banquet of a certain man and how he sent his servants out to tell those who had been invited that the feast was now prepared. Many people had excuses and refused the invitation. Then the master has the servant invite “the poor, the crippled and the blind and the lame.” The servant did so but there was still room! Then the servant was told to “Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.”
O that the students and faculty and all of us, had ears to hear and eyes that see and minds that understand! Jesus shared some true but harsh words. But who will listen? The cost of being a disciple of Jesus Christ is giving away your life! Some will scoff at that thought, but the rewards are great to follow Jesus. Matthew 25 also has parables of the Kingdom that speak directly to us and the entrustment of the gospel.
When the Son of Man returns, will he find faith on the earth?
I pray he will and that the students at WCC will respond to Jesus even this year!
Prayerfully enduring in Christ!
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