What happened at Urbana?
Imagine 11,000 young adults gathered, passionately seeking after God's call to global mission in their lives! That was Urbana 2018 - thank you for praying for the conference.
At Urbana, I had the privilege of directing the Healthcare Students and Professionals Lounge. We turned a hotel suite into a gathering space for nursing, medical, PT, OT, and many other healthcare students and practitioners. Along the way, my lounge team and I prayed for students as they listened for God's leading in their lives. We gave students hope that they could integrate their faith with their vocation. And we led an impromptu seminar on providing spiritual care to patients.
But my favorite conversations were with nursing students who were interested in starting Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) on their campus. I think of a few California students who walked in with a desire to see their fellow nursing students hear about Christ. But when they attended our NCF interest dinner, that desire quickly became a calling to start something new on their campus! And they are now in the process of talking and dreaming about starting a nursing Bible study on campus. Praise God!
If you are interested in a glimpse of Urbana, check out this summary video. From there, you can also find all the other recorded plenary sessions.
In my next e-mail update, I'll share more about our ministry launches at the beginning of next semester. In the meantime, would you take a moment to pray for our staff team as they prepare to reach out to students and faculty in January and February? Thanks!