Several weeks ago, Sean, my good friend from last year, met me for the first time this semester. We made small talk for a minute or two when he says, “I didn’t do the fellowship last week, but I’ll call some people and do it this week.” I was floored; I hadn’t mentioned the fellowship yet, so it wasn’t me forcing the thing on him. This was an answer to prayer; I had been talking to God about people who wanted to do it, rather than doing it because I wanted to. (It didn’t happen that week because people weren’t free.)
Two weeks ago, I started an LTG with Sean. That’s a Life Transformation Group. We meet once a week, and during the meeting we discuss some Bible reading that we agreed to do that week, talk about how we’re doing in our relationship with God, and pray for friends who don’t know Him yet. The first time we met, Sean shared something with me that he thought would make me think he’s a terrible guy, but I just nodded and encouraged him in the thing the best I could. I was honored that he trusted me enough to share it.
Well, let’s get back to the fellowship. It’s been hard getting it organized; people have been busy, and last week was vacation time. So tomorrow evening is our first meeting. I don’t know who will be able to come yet, other than Sean. Would you join me in asking Father to allow schedules to work out, to bring a sense of wonder as we fellowship together for the first time, to give the students a heart to prioritize meeting together? Thanks! I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!