Student Winter Conferences
We’re hearing exciting reports of how God was at work at the winter conferences students attended across the country. These events have speakers that challenge, chances to connect with other students, worship, outreach with local churches for evangelism and food distribution, and time to make a deeper commitment to Christ and making Him known.
At one conference, enough funds were raised to fund a new JESUS Film translation in the 10/40 window. About half the students at that conference signed a pledge surrendering their future to the Lord, and 80 students posted their testimonies online to share with friends and family.
Some students attending were still checking out Christianity. Drew, a young man attending University of Texas, went to a conference an agnostic, struggling with drug addiction. On the final night, students were given a small light that they would turn off or on as the emcee directed. One direction was, “Turn your light on if you prayed to receive Christ at this conference.” Roughly 50 lights turned on and the room erupted in cheers and applause. One of those lights was Drew’s. In his first week back on campus he brought 4 of his friends to the weekly Cru meeting!
Have a heart to pray for
- Protection and boldness for students as they return to their campuses.
- God would use the venue of the Olympic games to expose many to the life-changing gospel
- Wisdom as we seek to guide our kids hearts not just address behavior
- We have been fairly healthy this season
- God has raised half of our shortfall goal
- For the hundreds God drew to himself over winter break
- For the students passionate faith and commitment to Christ!