Last Spring, Husky Defensive End, Andrew Hudson, was baptized into Christ. In the past year, because of his faith and his hard work, he has made an incredible impact for the Huskies both on and off the field. Andrew has been a blessing to the University, his teammates and his ministry. If you spend a couple of minutes with him, you’ll immediately notice his humble demeanor, unassuming humility and a big contagious smile.
|Their leader will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them. I will bring him near and he will come close to me - for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me? declares the LORD. Jeremiah 30:21|
If I told you that 5 years ago, when we didn’t have a campus presence at SPU (Seattle Pacific University), that it wasn’t an ideal place to begin a campus ministry, many people would have agreed. I saw many efforts made to help start a ministry there in the past and there were times when I began to doubt whether we would ever see a campus presence of disciples. It’s a small college that has deep religious traditions, which makes bringing in new ideas and approaches to Christianity difficult. Many thought it might take a full time intern on the campus to provide the students with daily leadership and direction. And most obviously, there were many complexities of starting a campus ministry in a school where many students and faculty might feel threatened or offended by the differences in our perspectives on conversion, baptism and practical Christianity.
On the Saturday of December 17th, from 9a.m to 1p.m, a combination of some wild Open Spaces and an artful restaurant in the National Museum of Kenya played host to 20 Bible Talk leaders of the Campus Ministry for few intense hours of RETREATing.
The Leaders used the space as a Special "Quiet" and Learning Time to Re-energize, Re-evaluate, Re-focus and Set Vital Goals for the ministry for the year 2012.
Kenya is a Nation so blessed with sights--natural and man-made--that you could ask all 40 million citizens for their favorites and expect 40 million different answers.
This proved true as the Bereans (Campus Ministry) scaled Mount Kilimambogo over the weekend. The mountain top experience was a sure way to make you want to “express amazement.” From the breathtaking views of the slopes and the surrounding valley to the daunting task of hiking, not to mention the closeness one felt to God. It’s evident even from the past that God uses mountain top experience to help people understand and draw to him in a deeper sense.
Graduating or looking for a new college? Disciples Today has a new campus ministry link!
This is your one click stop to find out locations, size and contact info for all the campus ministries across the nation. Just click the “locate” tab on the top right on the hereamisendme.net home page (be patient it may take a minute to load). Being a part of a great campus ministry is not only a way to grow spiritually but also the place to have the time of your life!
As in the time of Daniel and King Darius, God showed us favour by allowing secular leaders, even TV stations and corporate bodies to help sponsor this year’s Campus conference in Lagos, Nigeria! Getting a facility to host 150 participants is both expensive and hard to find in Lagos.