We have had a wonderful time leading a Co-Ed Greek Bible Study every Tuesday night this summer! When we first envisioned it, we were thinking about 10-12 of our leaders who were in town would probably come and we could do some intentional discipleship and training with them…
(love this pic…can’t wait to hear if any of the girls, who are seen here making funny faces, actually read our blog!)
Little did we know that we would outgrow our living room then move to our back deck, head to a fraternity house the next week and finally land on a swanky condo that will seat all 40 students! What’s so cool about this condo is that the primary girl who is hostessing, JUST became a Christian LAST WEEK!! It’s yet ANOTHER one of God’s countless miracles here in Columbia.
I could go on and on about the students whose lives God is transforming. Do you want to hear about Brittany, who I just got off the phone with as her heart burns to take the Gospel around the world? Or Maxine, who is walking in total dependence on the Lord as she shares the Gospel with her family in Maryland this summer? How about Becca and Craig who’s lives have done 180’s since they started their freshmen year here at Carolina. They are now a godly couple who are winning people to Christ. Or what about Samantha, Morgan and Jill who just returned from a summer missions trip to Italy? Or Jimmy, Bill and Whit who are about to head to Mexico? Amy in Africa? Erin and Morgan who are in Haiti? I mean the list could go on and on. AND NONE OF THESE PEOPLE WERE SURRENDERED TO CHRIST WHEN THEY CAME TO COLLEGE!
Whew. I can get a little excited about changed lives. I’m okay now :)
Back to our Bible Study.
We are studying World Harvest Misison’s Gospel-Centered Life material and also challenging the students with principles from “Radical” by David Platt. (We highly recommend both for personal or corporate study!!)
When asked what they were learning from the material, one student said, “I’ve realized that the more I learn and grow in God the more I will always see my sin and my need for Him. And that’s a really good thing.” And our hostess shared that she has realized for the first time that Christ is worthy of her entire life. Now she has begun a relationship with God through Christ is giving her life to His glory!
And it’s summertime!?! God is never not working!
Pray for us as we balance support-raising, ministry, rest and time together. How can we pray for you?