Word Heard at ABS
Spring Break is here, and while some students at the university are planning parties and trips not all are seeking sin-soaked vacations. We have a few students spending their Spring Break on short-term missions trips from their churches. One student is headed to Burkina Faso with ISHELP. Another student is headed to Honduras for medical missions with his local church. We are praying for safety and effectual witness on these journeys.
Many of these student missionaries are also among our student leadership team. The leadership team has been working in greater roles for Tuesday nights at The Hedge by serving behind the scenes in setup and cleanup as well as out front with message presentation and organizing events. As is often true, there are occasional challenges as they learn through doing. But their learning and doing is exciting to them and to Warren and Brad. Plus their participation has made outreach events and fundraisers a lot smoother to operate.
While most of these students are well-grounded in the faith, transitioning from spectator to participant can be a new experience for some of the students. This too is part of discipleship, learning to live and serve as Christ. This is best caught than taught. The first few times doing something may not be the easiest nor the smoothest, but there is no way around this to becoming a mature follower of Christ.
Thank you for the prayers and support for this ministry to these young adults. Please continue to pray for the international students that Warren meets on a weekly or more basis. This ministry sees much fruit as many of these students meet a follower of Jesus and hear the good news for the first time. Please pray for our leadership team as we attempt to lead by example in servant-leadership. God bless and keep you as we serve together.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
(1 Corinthians 15:57-58)