Monday, March 31, 2014

Love for students

This is a snapshot I captured while at the beach the other week. We traveled the 11 hours in the minivan to get our kids sunburned and reach college students with the hope of Jesus.

Here are Faith and Zade soaking up brownies, ice cream and the company of Valerie (a Bible study leader at UNCG).

A few hours ago I was at church. Mary (a semi-recent graduate and former student I mentored) spoke to our class about the compelling need for believers to get involved in protecting human life.

When I walked downstairs I saw a photo on the wall of the baby nursery (my turn to bounce babies during worship). The photo was Jonathan and Tessa. I enjoyed caring for her during her time at UNCG. Pete discipled Jonathan for several years. There was the photo..they're holding their baby boy. Jonathan is almost through seminary.

Ten years on staff. Still a huge love for students. So proud of those who have come through the ministry. So privileged to have a little piece in the story of their lives.

In Christ,

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Almost 2:00 a.m.

Sirens are blaring from a distance. The familiar reflections of blue
lights are peeking through the edges of the room darkeners. As I was
about to lay down, I heard a police loudspeaker saying, "Get out of
the road!"

There is a lot to make one a little melancholy. And although we are
surrounded by drunkenness, one-night-stands and offensive, degrading
language, there is hope...

With all the craziness happening outside (even at this late hour) - -
- God is present. I was training a friend and Gracie the Knowing God
Personally booklet that Cru uses to explain the Gospel. One of the
verses it uses is "while we were still sinners, Christ died for us"

Our Triad students have taken so many faith steps - I've see steps of
initiating conversations, sharing the Gospel. It is in a spiritual
way, we're saying 'get out the of the road!

Hundreds of students have placed their faith and grown in confidence
of their ability to articulate the Bible. We are so blessed!

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring Break Road Trip

It's hard to believe we were digging out snow that poured into the
back of our van yesterday. The van smelled not so great after having
it serviced and so we left the vents open.

And here we are driving in the warm sun with 19 students from UNC
Greensboro, Winston-Salem State and one extra from Eastern Carolina.

Seven miles of beach and thousands of college students searching for
meaning, purpose and self gratification through alcohol and one-night
stands. And we are going (along with 1200 other Cru students) to
engage them in conversations about the True way to purpose and True

Prayers appreciated - for safety, unity and lives to be changed.
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