That's because tomorrow night, I have the privilege of speaking as a guest at NavNight at the University of Illinois! Tomorrow we're returning to Champaign-Urbana for our first visit since we moved north back in June. We're excited to return to a community and people that hold a special place in our hearts.
Printing my outlines reminded me of what God has done at Illinois over the last five years. We had the privilege of watching the Illinois ministry grow by leaps and bounds. God is continuing His wonderful work there. It's then exciting to think about where the Whitewater ministry could be in five years!
The Illinois ministry is doing a series of messages on "How many people are in The Navigators?" As staff we get this question frequently, and it can be hard to answer. Do we say 100 (the number involved in bible studies at Illinois)? Do we say 80 (the number who come to NavNight)? I'm speaking on 25....the number of non-believing students who are reading one of the gospels with their Christian friends. I'll be talking about how evangelism sounds scary to us, but how a different perspective (seeing ourselves as Christ's ambassadors [2 Cor 5] and viewing evangelism as a process rather than an event) can help us make a real impact for Christ among non-Christian friends.
Would you please take a minute now to pray for me? Pray I would speak clearly, that God would be glorified, and that students at the U of I would be challenged to trust God to use them to share the gospel on their campus. You can pray the same for Whitewater students as well.
Thanks friends! Grace to you this week!