Monday, 14 February 2011
The activities shown have made for a very exciting couple of weeks. I have been greatly encouraged by continual reminders of God's grace, provision and faithfulness to us as a group, and to me personally. I've been privaledged to have some great conversations with both randoms and close friends, and excited to see so many people getting involved with what God is doing. By an almost disasterous accident and God's awesome sovreignty, our lunch time events were all held in the Union Blue Bar..a massively central venue on campus, drawing a great crowd of people each day. Many people listened in, had a good time, ate free food, brought questions with them and lingered to chat afterwards, which is just what we want since we're seeking to help people investigate the claims of our Christian faith, and to address the common objections people have as barriers to finding out more.
A host of evening events were similarly well attended and responded to, and the gospel was spoken. On Thursday evening I was thrilled and terrified to be part of 'Grill a Christian' - an event providing opportunities for people to bring questions about the Christian faith to a pannel of Christians, thankfully the rest of whom were a little older and much wiser than myself. I have rarely been so scared but when I am scared, instead of relying on myself, I am more likely to lean on God, who is entirely faithful. It was a great evening, with questions about everything from evolution to judgement, 'Is God capable of Sin?','Do you believe in Karma?' and 'aren't all religions the same?'. Awesome opportunities.
So if you pray, please pray for our continued work on campus at UEA both through Christianity Explored, and our every day relationships with those around us. Pray that our friendships and contacts with those we've met over the past week would be sustained, so that we might love them and ultimately share with them more about Jesus! Pray for changed hearts, minds and lives!
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13.34-35
Happy Valentines Day! <3