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Exciting news at UAlbany campus from the Flemings: Anthony is introduced to Christ!

A New Brother in Christ at UAlbany

Just a quick exciting story to share and a prayer request from yesterday at the University at Albany: I went out yesterday on campus with Dan*, one of the students in our movement there.  Last week at Big Break I had the opportunity to use the Soularium spiritual conversation tool with some great conversations resulting from it…


The Soularium

…So I thought it would be a good time to go on campus and bring Dan along to see what spiritual conversations God might arrange for us to have with students there.  We met Anthony who was simply sitting on a concrete step outside on the patio area.  We asked him if he had 10 minutes or so to help give us feedback on the photos included in the Soularium and answer a few questions related to the photos and he said yes. That began a discovery process of finding out that Anthony was feeling broken in his life and lacking direction and purpose and that he wanted to know more about how to find his purpose in a personal relationship with Jesus.  We told him how that could be possible through the Knowing God Personally booklet, a concise description and invitation to knowing Jesus personally through the gospel message.  He prayed to receive Christ into his heart! We were really excited and asked him to join Dan at a small group on campus at 3 pm today! He said he knew God sent us to meet him yesterday and even earlier that day he spoke with his mother about getting a Bible! God was working in his life already and we were honored to be there to point him to our Savior and Lord!

Please take a moment to pray that our spiritual enemy and his minions would not have any sway in Anthony’s new life in Christ and that he would plug in to our ministry and a local church, as that seemed to also be missing in his life since he left home for college.

Praise God for all he is doing on local campuses like UAlbany!

God Speed!

*some names are changed from time to time in our updates

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What happened in January? The Boston Winter Conference

Boston Winter Conference 2010

What a beginning we had to the new year and to a new decade! It was amazing to see students experience God and get to know other students who have placed their faith in our Lord!  The Boston Winter Conference this year was one of our favorites yet over the years we have been.
You can see our latest newsletter by clicking on the image below or you can view it in PDF format (which is best) by clicking this PDF link: BWC 2010 January Newsletter

“God is going to do great things this semester! I will do whatever it takes!”

… said Juan recently (via text), a new believer and new student to our movement at RPI.  We had just shared our faith with a student he had just met recently in his dorm on campus using an innovative short film to begin asking questions of each other about faith and spirituality.  I am excited to see Juan growing in his faith and putting into practice skills he is learning on how to create space in his friendships for spiritual conversations and for God to come up naturally.  He and I readGodSpace over winter break, where Doug Pollock, a fellow Campus Crusade staff member, shares some great ideas for doing just this.  We hope to bring you more stories and updates soon!

A New Look to our Email Updates

You may have noticed this email update looks different from previous emails we have sent out to you all.  We hope it will make it easier for you to find your way around our website and to connect even easier to find out more about our ministry and what is happening on the campuses and in the lives of students we work with! On the right you will see links to some of the items on our website. Feel free to forward this email to friends who can subscribe automatically by clicking on links at the bottom of this email.  Please enjoy and Thank you for your prayerful and financial support as we reach students together for Christ!

JUST Happened: God’s work doesn’t end at Boston Winter Conference; Rather it STARTS!

Friends, this is an update from Ellen from this past week! Enjoy!

-John

JUST Happened: God’s work doesn’t end at Boston Winter Conference; Rather it STARTS!  🙂

I just had an exciting thing happen that I wanted to share with you.
As you may have read a couple weeks ago(in our December newsletter), we took about 25 students to Boston for the Boston Winter Conference. One student from SCCC named Susan came with us. She had been involved with me on the campus, but honestly I didn’t know how committed she was with what we were doing at the school. At the conference she shared how exciting it was to connect with God and with her peers.
Well when getting back she stepped out in faith to share with a student she knows at SCCC all about the conference.

The neat thing is that I received an email through Everystudent.com from a student named Sarah.

She also goes to SCCC. I just got back about an hour or so ago from meeting Sarah at panera!Sarah shared that she heard about Campus Crusade from Susan and she wanted to find out what it was about so started looking on the web. She sat across the table from me and shared how she didn’t know Jesus, but had some background in being brought to church when she was younger. The exciting part is that Sarah had never heard the true Gospel and had never known that God’s love is unconditional! I asked her how confident she is in a relationship with Jesus. She shared she wasn’t and that she wasn’t sure Jesus even heard her prayers! Long story short, I shared the Gospel with Sarah! Please pray she makes a decision to follow him. She shared how “scared and fearful she is to surrender”, but wants to see where this friendship leads!

I’m hopeful and excited! I also had the opportunity to call Susan on the way home and She shared that she didn’t realize that she had made an impact on Sarah but had been praying for Sarah and Susan said, ” Wow that’s so cool, God is so faithful! that made my night! Thanks so much for calling me!” And before hanging up we prayed for Sarah.

Would you please join us in prayer for Sarah? Please pray she ponders my words today at Panera and that she surrenders to Jesus tonight!

Thank you all so much for your support and prayers!
Ellen

Testimonies from BWC to follow……..  🙂 Stay Tuned!

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