The New Campus
Gathered under a tree in the middle of campus, Fay and I began to explain to Zoe and her two friends what the Bible was. “It’s divided into 66 books and is separated by the old and new testament”. We explained the difference between the testaments, and then went on to share John 3:16. Zoe’s face lit up as she said, “Oh, I see that God loves you very much.” I knew that she saw why we believed and how God loved us, but I wanted her to understand that God’s love was for everyone. “Let’s look at the verse again. God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. That means he loves you too.”
Fay and I went on to share our testimony with them. I talked about how I had to make the choice to walk away from sin to follow God, and how I am transformed by His love. I told her how I felt God had spoken to me and led me to make some very important decisions. “But how do you know that God is speaking to you?” she asked. I shared that sometimes He speaks through scripture, and sometimes He speaks directly or will even give you a picture. “If you seek Him with your whole heart, then you will find Him. You’ll know His voice because it’s gentle and calm, it’s never angry or loud “.
We sat for a moment and then Fay decided to start playing on her guitar. She began to sing, “My beloved” by Kari Jobe and told Zoe
that she is God’s beloved. Then she shared a vision that God gave her. “God has a present for you, it looks like a giant Christmas
present wrapped in shiny paper and a bow”. I watched the smile on Zoe’s face grow as Fay explained more. “The present is God’s love
and affection for you”. Zoe announced to us that she wanted to read her Bible this week and was eager to hear God’s voice. I have felt
such a connection with her, and I was excited to see a genuine hunger emanate from her. As we started walking, Resella (one of
Zoe’s friends) started to talk to me after the Bible study. “You know, when Fay played her guitar I really felt like the whole world
was in harmony.” I smiled and said, ” I think you felt God’s presence”.
This was our first Bible study at the new campus and I was so excited to see how God had really met us there and how He was
stirring up a hunger in our friends. Our time on the new campus has been so fruitful. We have been making friends so easily, and many of them have seemed open to reading with us. Starting in a couple weeks, we will spend two days a week there. Despite the travel (about an hour and half bus ride) to get there, I think it’s completely worth it! I can’t wait to see the presence of God move
even more on this campus.
I have a few prayer requests. A lot is happening here, but I can’t do this all on my own. Please consider coming on board with me as I
reach out to these students! Any help is so greatly appreciated.
Please pray that Zoe will begin to hear God clearly.
Many of our friends do not understand the concept of God’s grace and forgiveness. They think they have to be really good first for
God to love them. Join me in asking that God would reveal the truth to them. It’s more than us explaining to them, they must have a
real encounter with the Creator.
Please join us in lifting up our campus.
Most importantly please join me in asking that we continue to put God first. Our relationship with Him is above serving Him. God
showed me this when He pointed me to the story of Martha and Mary.