Did you know there will be 10 million college freshmen entering a U.S. college this fall? Whew! What an incredibly important time to pray and help these young men and women connect with people who love Jesus on their campus.
I and about 15 others are crammed into a meeting room at Cru headquarters for National College-Bound “Scouting” Day.
Using Facebook, we and many others with Cru throughout the country are scouting out incoming college freshman who are Christians, so that we can offer to connect them with an upper-classmen that is involved with Cru.
Would you pray for us to be successful in finding as many incoming Christian freshman as possible, so they can get plugged into with other believers with Cru the first week of classes?
In addition to praying, here’s another way you can help:
Scott woke up with a severely pulled neck muscle. With all the physical work of packing and moving, it’s amazing he’s stayed loose until now. Pray for us as we continue to sense our daily need for God as we are tired and saying more goodbyes.
Scott and I sat together during church for only the 2nd time in 18 months. I have a newfound appreciation of what I’ve taken for granted so often before having kids.
Our church, like most Aussie churches, doesn’t offer any options for children under 3, so Scott and I have been taking turns in a back room with him for all these months.
But Sunday–oh blessed Sunday!–Sunday school resumed for the new school year (it’s late summer here and school’s now starting) and Joshua’s 3 so can finally go to class with the big kids and Mrs. Taylor!
Oh my. What refreshment blew into my soul during just an almost-24-hour getaway with Scott.
Our dear friends and marriage mentors, the Michaels, are here visiting. They’d offered to love our kids so we could get away on an overnight somewhere before they left. Soon after their offer, we got an out-of-left field-large gift from a friend and their note with it encouraged us to use it for a little R&R.
The timing and provision was clearly the Lord’s as neither friend knew of the other’s offer to us.
Scott and I have this running joke about where the other person should take us if we go into a coma and won’t be revived. I’ve been saying that it has to be somewhere beautiful with a great view.
I think I found my spot.
Pictures don’t do justice, but here’s where I’d lay in a coma.
I just wanted to give a quick update for those of you who prayed for me on Saturday (your Friday)! The changes and upgrades to our systems were a success and our ministry’s data and computer systems are much more protected as a result. It wasn’t without a few challenges, but God was definitely the One who helped me figure out solutions when problems came up. Thanks, friends!