Drawing Out an Art Student
How a Campus Crusade curriculum accelerated the faith of believers in India.
Anuja Lal knew something was bothering the first-year art student. She had met Jennifer David at Delhi University in northern India, and since Jennifer was young in her faith, Anuja, a Campus Crusade for Christ staff member, began meeting with her on a regular basis.
They studied material from Life Builders, a new ministry in India, talking about faith and learning to apply Scripture to life experiences.
"The study is great because it allows me to draw the girls out," says Anuja. "We can go deeper. It's not just taking them from verse to verse."
One day Jennifer explained to Anuja that things were tense in her family, especially with her father. The two prayed about the situation, and Anuja helped Jennifer apply her faith to her experience with her family.
"We talked about the difference between 'What does my experience say?' and 'What does God say about that same experience?'" says Anuja.
Because of what Jennifer learned in the study, she was able to be a witness to her parents and siblings, and now her father has reconciled again with the family.
Throughout India, the Life Builders ministry is spreading. In the north-India region where Anuja lives, all 42 staff members have been trained in the Life Builders one-to-one mentoring program.
They are seeing it grow quickly and easily as one person mentors another. For more information, visit www.lifebuildersnet.org.