Monday, September 30, 2013

Christian Challenge September 2013 Update!

Hey team! We’ve got a lot of exciting news to share with you all! This semester has started out as one of our best yet. The harvest is great and God is moving at Fort Lewis!

We kicked off the semester wanting to help out with freshmen move-in. Just before it, we were informed that the campus would not be allowing any ministries to move people in.

This would not deter what God was doing on campus though. We were able to hold a barbeque on campus later on where we served 378 plates of food to students. That was up from around 300 last year.

For our yearly night hike with students, we had 14 sign up to go and 44 showed up. All but about 6 made it to the summit. It was awesome to see the growth of the event adding about 15 more students to the adventure this year. It was a great way to connect with new students!

We also had a big first retreat of the semester. We were able to have two of our students we’ve been working with step up and give talks. It’s awesome to see their growth over the time we’ve known them.

With the great numbers we’ve seen at all of our events, those numbers have continued into Monday night’s FCA, Tuesday night’s Christian Challenge, and our English Conversational Classes with our international students. Though it’s not all about numbers, it awesome to pour into the students God is blessing us with and hard not to get excited!

Rachel and I are continuing to meet with the students we were discipling last year while meeting with new students also this year.

For FCA, our student-athletes have been great about inviting other athletes. We’ve been going through a series on running and how that relates to our spiritual walks with Christ.

In Christian Challenge, we also have a lot of new students and have covered topics like Christianity 101, personal testimonies, and Christianity and War. We are excited that a lot of our international students have joined us for it. They seem very interested in learning more about Christianity as do our other students.

It’s really been awesome to see what God has already done this semester and we’re looking forward to see what He has in store! Keep praying for FLC!

Prayer Requests:

--For Josh and Jennifer...Jennifer’s brother is still alive but could go at any time. Jennifer is back in Durango but the family could have to leave at any moment if her brother passes.

--For the FLC students, that the Holy Spirit would be working on their hearts.

--That God would continue growing us closer to Him and help us not neglect our first ministry; our marriage.

--For open hearts, for many to join us prayerfully and financially, to bring the Gospel to Fort Lewis. If the Lord is leading you to give, please go to:

Thank you for joining with us to reach Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO! -Cheers and God Bless, Mike & Rachel