Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Answered Prayers and a New Prayer Request for Welcome Week

I just wanted to give an update on the things you've been praying for. God provided in huge ways! No surprise there! After what seemed like slow start to our support-raising season, I think we're in an even better place than we've been in years past. We have enough to send every staff missionary out full-time to our campuses. As we ramped up our praying, God ramped up His working. We started having people calling and asking to give with some consistency and people sending in significantly more than they said they would. God keeps using this support raising season to teach us to trust Him and also to build and deepen significant relationships.

Thanks to all of you for interceding for college students. The need now is to pray for our students to be bold, Spirit-filled missionaries during these first two weeks (freshmen started moving in at UTD today!). There will be events for them to attend every day, so they'll need a special measure of energy and stamina, especially once they are also attending classes next week. And they'll need courage and the words to say to initiate and deepen new relationships. Please be praying that we will have eyes to see where God is working and join in. Thousands of new students are coming to campus and every single one of them needs an encounter with Jesus through His people.
Here's a list of all the events coming up in the next few days at UTD. The blue ones are events we are putting on and the pink ones are big campus events that all of our students will attend to meet people.
We deeply appreciate every prayer you pray; I know God will do amazing things in response!

Developing Our Pastoral Team

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