The last Cru weekly meeting of the semester is always a little bittersweet. It represents the end of a long fall, and a little change of pace, but also a time to reflect on how God has worked in the lives of the students pictured. The sweetness represented in this picture is not only the awesome tackiness of the sweaters, but the fact that we had 62 students at our LAST meeting of the semester! If you follow patterns of any organization on campus, the November/December months are notoriously know for a drop in attendance and participation. Thankfully, we’ve seen quite the opposite this year and we hope to carry that momentum into the spring.
About 15 students from cofc have placed their faith in Christ this fall! I believe it has a lot to do with this picture above. These students are loving each other well, serving one another – and not just the people involved in cru, but even more so the ones that are not involved.
That same night I spoke to our students about their upcoming time at home with their families. I encouraged them to consider the different ways that the celebrate this time of year, and challenged them to make them more than most of us usually do – consume. I encouraged things like: serving at a shelter together as a family, intentionally talking about what it means to you that Jesus was born or sponsoring a family overseas through a Christian ministry by buying livestock or providing funds for them to dig a well for clean water.
Our hope is that we/they don’t get to January with regret. Regret that too much money was spent on us and too little good for the gospel of Jesus was accomplished. I pray that you too would hope for this.