Tim & Martha Lin – InterVarsity Michigan

October, 2020:

Following Jesus in a COVID World

Last weekend, the Washtenaw County Area team hosted a virtual 90-minute retreat for students titled "Following Jesus in a COVID World." Students from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, and Adrian College learned and practiced different spiritual disciplines particularly relevant for our COVID reality. For example, with hours each day spent on Zoom, students heard about why listening to Scripture (instead of reading) might connect with them more meaningfully.

In the last prayer update, I reported how Carrie had connected with some students from Adrian College (where we have not had a chapter in decades} via Instagram. The two female students in the top center row are from Adrian! Carrie has been meeting with and coaching them weekly about how to launch a Bible study among their friends. And this week, these students started and led the very first Adrian InterVarsity Bible study! 

To me, these are glimpses of hope in an otherwise challenging ministry environment. Students choosing to take their faith seriously and develop new spiritual disciplines. Students reaching out to classmates with the gospel to launch a new witnessing community. Thank you for praying for us, as we long for revival across Michigan!