But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. ~Luke 8:15
Dear Campus Life Friends,
Many times in my monthly update letters, I share with you some of the challenging situations and students that we deal with. No doubt there are many of these, but today I want to share you some of the great situations and students that we deal with. We currently have eight high school students going through our leadership development program. Each week they gather to learn how to share their faith, teach large and small groups, organize activities and model Christ-like behavior to others. Immediately after they gather, they put these things into practice as they work with our Adventure Club kids (grades 2 - 5). Learn it, practice it, do it - repeat! They are a great group of kids and we see God doing some amazing things with and through them. Many of our current adult volunteers went through this same program years ago, and now we see them continuing the process and continuing to serve God at a very high level. We are so thankful for all of them.
But why is this important? Our goal at Campus Life is to help people move one step closer to Jesus. This happens through the work of our dedicated staff and volunteers, the prayers and donations of our supporters (yes – that’s you), and by the grace of God. It happens through
building relationships, evangelism, and discipleship. Yet, the evidence of changed lives is most
apparent later when students become adults and bear fruit through solid Christian lives. This
leads to the establishment of Christian homes and involvement in Christian service in local
churches, the business world, in ministry, etc. I am thankful to God for those who are “bearing
fruit” now who were involved in Campus Life 5, 10, or 20 years ago. The impact of the Campus
Life ministry over the years is seen by those in our churches, communities, in Christian service,
and on college campuses today.
This ministry is working, but we continue to NEED YOUR HELP. Our annual Phoneless Phonathon year-end fundraising cards will be going out in the mail soon. Please give generously! We need you. Also, please continue to pray without ceasing...for all of the students, adults and staff that participate in Campus Life ministries. We are on the front lines in this spiritual battle for the hearts, minds and souls of today’s families. May God bless you, now and always.
From our family to yours -- Happy Thanksgiving,