I don't believe God causes such accidents, but I do believe He is able to work these tragic events and choices to the ultimate good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28). Through these events, students are inspired to examine their own lives, are reminded that tomorrow isn't a guarantee, and examine what legacy they would leave behind if they were taken suddenly away. Through the grace of God, Ryan leaves a powerful legacy with only 18 short years here. He will continue to bear fruit in the kingdom.
In happier news, Mandy put up another international student baptism video at mandy.anyfocus.org!
And we had 250 students attend our Pizza Theology class this semester entitled "Rethinking Sex and Marriage." At these events we have 2 hours of lecture, 1 hour of pizza, and 2 more hours of lecture. It allows us to go much deeper into a topic than we could in a typical sermon. You would have been so encouraged not only by the turnout, but by how serious they were about taking notes and asking questions.
Thanks for all you do for the kingdom and for me.