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Summer Bible Study

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!

Amazing.

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?

Students All Over The World!

We have over 50 students, from Columbia, who have taken the step of faith to go and do summer missions trips. They are everywhere from Lebanon to Senegal, from San Diego to Gatlinburg.

Here’s a peek at what God is doing in some of their hearts while overseas!

Dear Kitty,

I love you and miss you and prob am going to be a missionary here for a year because¬† I’m obsessed with project again (so prayers for that please).¬† I’m loving god and learning a lot and sharing my life spiritually and not tempted by boys and loving it!!!!!! Pass the word on and i can’t wait to hang out with you afterwards and tell you all about Jesus and how I’m walking up and talking to people aabout Jesus!! Who knew?

Or hear how God is using students who went on Greek Summit!

Hey ya’ll!

Just wanted to give you a quick update on the exciting things God has been doing in my life already-only after a few days of being home!

So I was on my way home to SC from Georgia this afternoon and I was driving back with just my little sister, Lauren, and her best friend, Lily. Well we were jamming out to my awesome Greek Summit CD & Lauren fell asleep so Lily and I started talking. She said she really liked the songs & how they made her feel good (so cute) so I told her I’d make her a CD. Then she said “It seems like you’ve really gotten a lot closer to God since you’ve been at college. You seem different and Lauren said you’re a lot happier”

SO then I was like YES!!! & told her my testimony & told her how I always was trying to fill myself with worldy things & how God has filled my emptiness & she totally got it! She said she feels that way and really wants to be closer with God but doesn’t know how. & She said her parents are Christians but don’t live it out & she wants to go to church more. So long story short we talked some more and ended up praying together in the car for God to change her heart to love Him so she can have a relationship with Him!!! It was seriously the best experience ever, I was so awestruck I felt like it wasn’t real life, God is so incredible! I couldn’t stop smiling the whole way home! So we decided to go get her a journal and a Bible this week & she said she would like for us to meet maybe once a week so I can disciple her & I told her my family would take her to church whenever she wanted. I also gave her the 4 laws book before she left. I’m so pumped to see God work in her!! PRAISE!

Another awesome aspect of this is that I have my foot in the door to talk to my sister Lauren now. Lauren was asleep during this whole convo, but Lily told me that before our convo she had been texting Lauren about God. & apparently Lauren said she felt far away from God and wanted to be closer too. My family has had a really hard time with my sister lately, she hardly ever talks to us. We’ve been trying to break through to her for a while, but she just shuts down whenever we talk to her. But she told Lily that she really wants to be closer with my family but doesn’t know how and has been kind of depressed lately. So now that I know this we can help her!! & now I know that she really is interested in a relationship with God! Please pray for my sister, that she would be happy again and know that she is loved deeply by God & by her family & that God would restore our relationships with her! I would appreciate your prayers so much, I’m so excited to see what God is going to do in my family & with Lily this summer!!

Ya’ll are awesome and I miss you!!

Praise God for these 2 reports. They are only a smidgen of what God is doing all around the globe. Pray for the Gospel to go out with power!