Nathan headed to campus on a breezy April afternoon in East Asia. He was paired with an American student – Amon – who was visiting on a spring break vision trip. Nathan and Amon hoped to make friends with students and share the gospel.
Just a few years ago, an independent young woman sat at her desk in Austin, Texas contemplating what her missions pastor has said that weekend in church, “Why would you not go to the unreached nations to share the good news of Jesus?”
What a life-altering month it has been. About two weeks ago my teammates and I were heading home after a long day on campus meeting students and were casually riding our bikes back to our apartment talking about all the new people we had met...
Liz, an intern in ‘The Hood’, was walking on campus in late August, when she noticed a girl looking at her but then quickly diverting eye contact. Curious, she decided to introduce herself.
Last summer as a student at the University of Michigan, I had the opportunity to go on a 6-week summer mission trip to South Asia with Cru. It was a hard but amazing experience. It brought me to a place I didn't expect and didn't want to go: to the edge of death.
"The opening sentence of the student's testimony brought everything into perspective for me. I had honestly forgotten that just a month before this, I had no clue who this student was."
We’re not always guaranteed that we will see our dream of students taking steps of faith come to fruition. So when we do see this dream become reality, we should see it for what it is, as a mighty miracle from God. And, to our continual amazement and praise, it seems like this miracle is occurring almost daily on our college campuses here.
As much as we would like to believe that there is one good strategy to bring Christ’s good news to the ends of the Earth, there isn’t. One technique may work perfectly in one conversation only to fail over and over again when we apply that same technique to other situations. Every heart is different, and the map to pierce each heart with the gospel is different.
"We’ve been praying that God would direct us to students who are ready to receive his gospel or who have already trusted in Jesus and are ready to share the gospel themselves. We knew these people existed on our campus; but, after years of reaching out, meeting such students seemed impossible."
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