Last Thursday, Frostburg put on an evangelism event on the campus. Our students came out and took part in intentionally having gospel conversations with students in the Lane Center. We used a tool called 'Perspective Banners', where we seek to have conversations about world view. The goal of these banners is to begin a conversation with students about, 'The Nature of God', 'Human Nature', 'Meaning & Purpose in Life', and 'Identity of Jesus'. We spend time sharing with students but most importantly teaching believers how to share their faith in a tangible way with others.
Pray for these students:
Madison, Jeffrey, Ethan, Matt, Adam, Tyrell, Eboni, Matt, Antonio, Zach, Daniel, Tarai, Kaitlyn, Michael, Promise, Key, Jenna, Seth, Haley, Christian, Michael, Asonte, Jeff.
During the outreach, a conversation with two guys (Promise and Michael) stands out in my mind. They both said they grew up in a Christian home and their families were believers. After discussing 'Human Nature', they both agreed that humanity is neutral or rather we are a "blank slate" when we're born and our environment determines our destiny. We dialogued a little more about the topic and neither could exactly explain what brought them to this conclusion, so I asked, "Why did you think Jesus came to die?" The guys concluded that they weren't exactly sure why Jesus came to die. I was able to share with the guys that “Jesus didn’t come to make bad people good, He came to make dead people alive.” We talked about the gospel and how Jesus came to make the relationship right between God and man. At the end of the conversation, the guys concluded that they've never heard anything like this before. Pray that the gospel would take root in these students.
I had the honor of talking with a girl that has been curious about the Lord and even praying to a God she doesn’t yet know that she could somehow get involved with a Christian group on campus and a local church. At least three times in our conversation she said she knows God brought me over to her. Her mother has been praying and praying she would find God at FSU but this girl knew of no churches or groups on campus. What an answer to prayer!
Also, one of the girls who has just started coming approached me and asked if I would mentor her, which is the very thing we desire and try to do with all the students. God is answering our prayers and drawing souls to Himself.
One of the best ways to create community is around the dinner table. Last week Frostburg had a meal nearby the campus and had several new students come by to eat and fellowship together.
In April, we are taking a weekend for our students to get away and unplug from the semester. It will be a time for the students to bond with each other and a time to relax and have fun and spend time in His creation and presence. This is often the highlight of the semester for most students (especially for new believers)!