Category Archives: Big Break
We just arrived last night at Big Break 2012!! 6 Students left with John on Friday afternoon and we are just moved into our rooms and setting up for a wonderful week here in Panama City, Florida. It was a long drive (over 23 hours!), but we made it! We stopped overnight at another Campus Crusade staff couple’s home and stayed over night, which was great to break up the drive into 2 days instead of straight overnight. Ellen and Maddie Mae flew in today and now we are all here!
Please pray for open hearts in the students who we will talk to on the beaches this week, for teachable hearts for our own students, and for many opportunities with great weather to get out on the beaches and listen well and share our faith.
The NBC news story about students sharing their faith with “spring breakers” at Big Break Conference!
We just got back with 7 of our local RPI and Siena College students from Big Break 2011. The total group of students from all over the US and World (a number of international students attended) was about 1,200! During the week, the conference had the students text a code on their cell phones when they had a spiritual conversation, shared the Gospel message or spoke about the Holy Spirit. The totals for the week were pretty accurate based on this “system” and we’re excited to share them with you!
5,900 Spring Breakers engaged in a spiritual conversation
2,336 Spring Breakers heard the entire gospel message
209 Spring Breakers made a decision to choose a life surrendered to Christ!
(2 of which John and one of our RPI students had the privilege of leading!)
437 Spring Breakers heard what it means to live by the power of the Holy Spirit
Every night for about an hour students got up to share what happened that day on the beach.. we wish you could all have been there! There were even a few students who came with the conference that had never personally made a decision to trust Christ and it was so precious to hear their stories as well! God is moving among this generation and we’re thrilled that we get to be a part! Stay tuned for more stories and pictures coming(although we have to admit.. we’re horrible at remembering to take them!)
Thank you for your prayers and financial support which God has used to help make all of this possible!
More news to come soon!
By His Grace Daily,