I hope you all had a fun Halloween last night, and welcome to November! Our college friends just returned last weekend from fall break, and things are picking up steam here in South Bend. Only a month and a half left until the semester is over – yikes, time flies!
Here are a few things that have gotten me excited after half a semester of ministry:
* We have been averaging right around 20 students a night at Young Life College club, and new folks are still coming. Its been a lot of fun as we spent the first half of the semester talking over ways to pray – using lectio divina, the examen, the psalms and embracing silence in prayer.
*Young Life Michiana hosted Matt Wertz for a benefit concert right before fall break and 15 of our college friends were able to join us at the event, both to help welcome guests and to rock out. They had an awesome experience, and on top of that, the concert raised $100,000 for the area ministry. How cool is that?
*We began new leader training with our college friends on Tuesday night – we had a packed house, with 16 folks coming to the first meeting! We were expecting a bigger training class this year (we were hoping for 10 folks), but this was even bigger than our hopes and expectations. We had so many folks, we had to split up into two groups in order to finish our training in a timely manner. Cool!
*Our leaders continue to meet with students each week outside of club. Relationships are being formed – and I couldn’t be more excited for our teams to continue walking alongside folks as they navigate being faithful people in college.
Please keep praying for our college friends – it seems their lives are never not busy with school work! In addition, please also consider praying for the intentions below:
- For our team as we prepare each week’s lessons – for the rest of the semester, we’ll be considering what it means that God came to earth and what this means for our faith.
- For my continuing fundraising efforts & for God’s provision! We have a special opportunity with Young Life College to get a 50% match from the parents of people involved in the YL College program, so please pray for this opportunity as well!
- For our 16 students entering into leadership training – that they can discern well and that they can follow God’s calling for their lives.
Thank you all so much! I’m blessed to have all of your support. Please do keep in touch and Go Irish, Beat Midshipmen!
College Fellowship Coordinator