Friday, April 30, 2010

April e-update: Run With It!

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

--Hebrews 12:1

Running takes a lot of endurance. This quarter has been full of activity and we’re only at the half-way point, but the students of Reach Out on Campus are running with perseverance and seeking Jesus all the while.

Our spring retreat went well exploring the theme “Out of the Box.” This theme coincided with our Spring quarter theme, “Run With It!” The students desire to take all that they’ve been learning as a community this year and “run with it” on campus, in relationships and in their own lives.

Consequently, we’ve been on campus for Cross Walk for three weeks in the South Pole (under Nelson dining hall on South Green) and upcoming we’ll have a couple more weeks in the amphitheater of Scripps (outside). In other attempts to “run with it” and be more visible on campus, we had a “ROC” table in Baker Center early in the quarter and a “Who is Jesus?” table at the college gate just last week. The students have also been helping two of their fellow ROC’ers raise funds to go to Haiti this summer by selling grilled cheese and fluffernutter sandwiches on Court Street. Our worship team has also led a time of worship with the Middleport Church of Christ youth after the youth completed a 30 hour famine. They’ll be going down again to lead in a time of worship before the national day of prayer.

One of the undergrad students has also invited a friend into a GIG (God Investigation Group). Jared is meeting with the two of them to talk about the Scriptures and Jesus. Please pray as they continue to meet that all hearts are drawn close to our Savior.

Relationally the students continue to invest in one another as well. They have spent a lot of time socializing and building their community through fun activities that draw them closer to one another. Several of the undergrads will be going to WV on a camping trip together at Eric and Kim Thomasons’ home.

As we all continue to run this quarter, we are blessed that you are part of the great cloud cheering us on. Thanks for your partnership!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for ever pointing the students to Christ and to discipleship! Your work is appreciated.