Ministry partners, family & friends,
Tuesday was a great day for outreach! The weather started to look a bit rainy and I even felt a few drops.
But I prayed that God would divert the clouds around campus and He did. It was a beautiful sunny day!
Welcome Day – campus community
We had around 10 students helping out during the day at the table. I even invited some students we just met to help out right away.
We seem to be gaining some momentum as we head into our next outreach on Monday – My story, Your Story, God’s Story – FREE lunch. (Special thanks to a friend and his small group who sponsored the food for this event). Others are invited to do the same for future events. Students love food!
I disciple several students in how to share the gospel using the BIG STORY explanation (4 worlds). I used a marker board and drew it out for those that we talked with.
Students were a bit timid in sharing, so I encouraged them to share the gospel with themselves first or with a friend. Then I had them watch and listen to my conversations. Pray for the students to have courage and boldness and to be compelled by love for others to share the gospel.
The high point for me was a conversation I had with a student named Arron. He was walking by our table with a friend. He was tall and skinny, with tattoos everywhere. I asked if he would like information about InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He looked kind of smug and said, “No thanks” and kept walking. I called out, “Well what do you believe spiritually?” He stopped. His friend kept walking. He replied, “Well I once was a Christian, but now… I’m well confused.” “I explained that this is the right place to be and that he would be welcome to come share his story with us at our outreach on Monday.” He took the flier and seemed interested. I asked, “Do you have a few minutes that I can draw you a picture that explains God’s Plan or His Big Story?” He agreed. I drew out the 4 worlds and explained creation, the fall and redemption through Jesus. I asked him, “What world do you find yourself in?” He hesitated but said, “between #2 & #3 but I’m not sure.” I clarified what each world represented. Then said to him, “You seem to know about Jesus. So what is keeping you from being in world #3?” He then shared that he and his fiancé used to attend church. But tragically they had a baby that died 20 hours after he was born. Silence. I empathized with him. Then shared the gospel again. I asked, “Would you want to believe in Jesus right now and trust Him as your Savior and Lord?” He said, “I do want to, but I want my fiancé to believe too!” I encouraged him to make that confession of faith right now and share the good news with his fiancé too. I also said I would meet with both of them to discuss in person together. Please pray for Arron and his fiancé. I praise God. This is why I don’t take “No” the first time. The harvest is plentiful! People are searching, people are hurting, people need a savior! Jesus is everything, anyone needs.
I love the work I am privileged to serve in. Thank you to those of you who pray for and financially support my ministry!
I have so many more stories already from this semester. I will be blogging more soon! But it’s even better to meet in person.
With much appreciation and love for you in Jesus,
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