I love love love love sharing Jesus at Universities. It’s a tremendous mission field, where God sends our way students from all walks of life, and from all over the world!
We had a fruitful Spring, focusing on The University of New Hampshire.
In addition to reaching unsaved Students, University ministry is also a blessing because we run into Christian students, some of whom have never seen effective Open Air Ministry. I hope and pray that God uses us to embolden Christian students to share the gospel with strangers.
Two students that you just HAVE TO hear about are Selena and Abdul. If you read nothing else, read about those two. Seriously encouraging!
Selena’s story is below, and Abdul’s is the first photo in the Photo Roll below that.
Selena is a very sweet Roman Catholic student.
Selena believes in God, Heaven, and Hell. She hopes her good deeds will outweigh her bad deeds.
I walked her through “The Good Person Test” to illustrate that our bad deeds are much worse than we think they are, and we talked about Jesus alone being the only way of salvation, by grace, through faith, apart from works.
This was new to her. I asked Selena if she reads her Bible, but she said she didn’t have one. I asked her if I could give her one, and she really wanted that!
Then I realized I was out of my Bibles that I give away. So I gave her my own personal Bible I use for Street Evangelism.
Selena was so touched and emotional that I gave her my Bible. I wrote a note inside it for her and encouraged her to get to know Jesus.
She thanked me so much. This is what makes reaching out to strangers so totally worth it! Praise God! Please pray for Selena, that she will come to true saving faith and be Born Again.
But it doesn’t end there! Selena came back a couple of days later and spoke with one of our volunteers, and well, here’s a short video explaining what happened (so encouraging!!! – and only 2 minutes and 47 seconds.)
In the photos and descriptions below, I make reference to “The Good Person Test.” This is a tool that I’ve found to be very very effective in getting students to think about eternal things.
Please feel free to click on the graphic below to download a copy of “The Good Person Test.” Please print it out and use it in your own personal evangelism. And if you want it as a Microsoft Word document, so you can edit it and add your own contact information, just let me know and I’ll get it to you.
You can always find the latest version of “The Good Person Test” at: http://luke-15.org/good-person-test.pdf.
I’ll let the following photos explain what has happened on campus recently.
In addition to the people in the photos, there were a couple other notable interactions, but we didn’t get photos.:
- Amber: Amber is a Christian. I know her Church and we have mutual friends there. She asked me questions about if “stranger evangelism” was effective. As she and I talked, she saw people taking gospel booklets and talking to us. She was encouraged and hopefully got a new perspective on stranger evangelism.
- Julianna: It’s funny how a conversation can start. I started up a conversation with Julianna because I complimented her “sunny” sweatshirt. It really was quite cheery, so I told her I liked it. She said it was strange, but she got a lot of compliments on her sweatshirt that day. But I’m not interested in talking about fashion. Thankfully I was able to swing the conversation over to eternal spiritual matters. Julianna listened to me share my salvation testimony with her. She also took a gospel booklet Honestly, she was so sweet and happy. I told her about my daughter, Juliana, and how they have the same name, even though they spell it differently. Nice young lady.
Please pray for us and those we meet!
As you can see, God uses University Ministry to reach a lot of people who might not otherwise hear the truth about Jesus. I’m sad that it’s over for the summer. But I look forward, Lord willing, to ministering at the Universities again in the Fall!!!
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Thank you so much for your prayers, financial support, and notes of encouragement, without which we would not be able to reach the Lost for Jesus Christ!
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For Christ and His gospel,
Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella