"We love because He first loved us."

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Australia - Here we come!

If by some chance you didn't know, Bethany and I are leading a team of students to Brisbane Australia for 6 weeks this summer. We call it a "CCP" or a Cross Cultural Project. The purpose of the CCP is to expose the students to full time ministry. Through the process we want students to be stretched in the areas of sharing their faith and serving the lost. We will be partnering with our full time Campus Outreach staff in Brisbane. Most of our time will be spent on the campus of the University of Queensland meeting and building relationships with the students. U of Q has around 30,000 students; so there should be no lack of students to meet with!

A couple of Australia facts:

1. 95% of the country is Non-Christian
2. There is a 0.05% negative growth rate of Christianity

- Pray for our trip that we would be able to build relationships with students and plug them into the local "body of believers"
- Pray for safe travel
- Pray that we would grow in our relationship with Christ

Semester Comes To An End

Greetings from Carrollton!

Well the semester has come to an end and like usual it went by fast. Bethany and I have truly enjoyed seeing the Lord work on the campus at West Georgia and have been humbled to see the Lord work through our lives in sharing the gospel with students. All together I spent most of my time meeting with members of 2 fraternities; Kappa Sigma and Pi Kappa Phi. Bethany spent her free time with girls from the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. One thing we have realized is that it is a slow process for many of these students to grow in their relationship with Christ. Most of the students we meet with have become Christians through our ministry here. What does that mean for us? It means we are starting from scratch and that is fun in so many ways. It can also be frustrating because we are essentially nurturing "Baby Christians". Please pray for us and these students next semester as we continue in this "discipleship" process