It is truly exciting to be part of what God is doing among local college students! Today we had a nice "intimate" conversation (with 27 students) @ BSM FREE LUNCH were students took turns sharing scripture & explaining why it had been relevant in their life.
"I trend to be an individual with intense feelings & have the potential to get depressed easily. Because of that, a verse that has strengthened me recently is Micah 7:8, 'Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.' (NLT)."
I've been taking care of my mother as she has been sick, my verse is Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and mother." Another student added, "That verse is the only commandment that has a promise with it."
There is something very cool about facilitating a conversation with students as they share with their peers how Scripture has been relevant in their life. Which allowed me the opportunity to impress the need to regularly read scripture, to "chew" on it, and to experience its power in our lives.
BSM is experiencing MOMENTUM, which in turn has drawn students to FREE LUNCH. Many of these students are open and are seeking a conversation with someone about their faith question. They want more information about the Bible and about Jesus. In the past two weeks, I can count SIX conversations with SIX different students interested in MORE. One student I talked with today has no background in the church but is actively interested in the reading Scripture and learning about Jesus. He seems highly intelligent but at the same time he had no reference for scripture - did not even know the story of Jonah and the whale. (Reminded me of conversations I had while living in San Francisco, CA). PRAY for these students, that God would reveal Himself to them, that he would provide opportunities for BSMers to have conversations with them and He would draw them to Himself.
As I left campus today, I could only think of John 4:35 NLT, "Wake up and look around. The fields are ripe for harvest." What an honor to be part of all that Yahweh is doing among local college students.
is a Texas Baptist Missionary, raising 100% of her salary to serve on the college campuses in Montgomery County, Texas. She holds a Master of Divinity & has been in college ministry since 1996.