According to a recent Gospel Coalition survey, 20% of non-believers have either started reading the Bible or watching sermons online in the past 6 months. In a time where the world is in disarray, people are searching for something solid to hold on to. Colin and Sarah (pictured on the right), who are Cru missionaries at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro (UNCG), have experienced this in some really cool ways on campus during the first month of school.
Colin shares, “While meeting new students has been difficult given the restrictions in place at UNCG, God is still connecting us with people that are searching. This past week I got a chance to meet with a student named Mohammed. He grew up Muslim and was born in Egypt before he moved to North Carolina. But this past year he began questioning what he believed after an interaction at a mosque during his study abroad.
“After meeting up with him and hearing a little bit more of his story, he told me that he was interested in learning more about the Bible and that he wanted to learn more about what Christians believe. I am very excited to be able to meet up with him on a weekly basis to help him explore his faith! It is so encouraging to see how the Lord is always at work drawing people to himself. Please join us in prayer for Mohammed to trust Christ and to desire to follow Him.
“Alongside those who are searching for something to believe, many Christian students are desperate to find a community of believers. It’s not uncommon for us to hear an excited, sometimes tearful, student say during an initial follow-up meeting ‘Cru is exactly what I’ve been praying for!’ We are so thankful that God has allowed us to continue working face-to-face with students on campuses in the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point North Carolina)!”
Robby, Annie, and Rowan, along with their two cats, are now safely in Orlando and staying with Annie’s parents, who are also missionaries with Cru. Continue to pray for them as they adjust to the U.S. and for Robby to find a new job.
We are very thankful in these uncertain, confusing times for your involvement in our ministry to spread the good news of Jesus Christ around the world.
Yours in Christ,
Steve & Robin