3 Stories of God's (Unexpected) Work on Campus
DELTA COLLEGE (University Center, MI)
Mike Petersen (Campus Staff) set up a lot of outreach tables at Delta's campus this fall...with almost no response or interest from students. Discouraged but persistent, Mike was at it again a couple of weeks ago, this time asking the campus "Does Prayer Make a Difference?" He and another staff prayed ahead of time that God would generate new interest among students. By the end of the day, not only had they gotten several sign-ups, but through their conversations, two Delta students gave their lives to Jesus! It turns out prayer DOES make a difference!
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (Ypsilanti, MI)
LaGerrica Simmons (Campus Staff) knew that God had called her to plant a witnessing community to black students at Eastern, but her small group of students struggled to invite and grow the group this fall. Just before their first bible study this January, LaGerrica sensed the Spirit's prompting to go invite. So together with her students, they spent 10-15 minutes inviting students near their meeting spot. By the grace of God, 4 new students joined them that day, practically doubling their small group!
ALMA COLLEGE (Alma, MI)
Emmy Montgomery (Campus Staff) and Steve Lambert (Greek Ministry Coordinator) had been praying this year for an opportunity to start ministry among Greek students at Alma College. They decided to drop by the Greek Life Advisor's office to introduce themselves. It was the middle of Greek recruitment, so they didn't expect much of an audience. But to their surprise, he willingly invited them in and spent OVER AN HOUR talking with them! By the end of the conversation, he had promised to connect them with a few key Greek leaders who could be likely champions for InterVarsity coming to campus!