My heart wants to write things that are abstract, like 1S9E1A was, that people can take as it is. Though it seems that most people don?t like to think hard enough to get anything from it. People read it and just move past, it seems like most of my writing has this effect on people. It has me wondering if it is an ineffective method on my part, or maybe I just don?t have any friends? Probably is the latter.
Tonight we had a BBQ, which was a very exciting time for me. I was eating good food and hanging out with some extended family. Not having seen anyone since I returned from France it was a really good opportunity to find out where they are at spiritually and in their relationships with God. It was fun to have a talk with John and Barb about their new church program and some of the guys from Burnsville who are going to Stout this fall. Sounds like we might have a really solid Christian athlete coming to campus. Was affirmed more in the evangelism plans for this year as we talked. Speaking of which?
I?m super excited for this week, it?s going to be like Christmas Eve on Tuesday night for me. This will be the first time (Wednesday) that I?ll get to see the visions of the year start to unfold. Wednesday is our All Day Meeting with the crusade team leaders at Stout. My first meeting as the E-Team leader and I?m excited to get some road maps laid down for the new year. Thursday until Saturday is the fall warrior weekend, where all the people involved in the leadership get together in our teams and plan out the semester. It?s coming to the time when I get to have a front row seat to the work the Lord is doing through me.
This will be very different this year? I?m excited for it and at the same time worried that DJ and the regional office could get upset with what we?re doing. I?m taking our movement from a western style of evangelism (that honestly doesn?t work) to a community based style that allows people to become involved and experience the body of Christ. The two outreaches we did last year like this (the 3 on 3 basketball tournament, and the halo tournament) we?re both received very well and the students were asking if we?d do another. While they were looking for a way to have something to do, they also were building relationships and friends within Cru. Letting us be witnesses to them, and living the gospel for them to see. Welcome to evangelism.
Take Care and God bless,