Nine students prayed to put their trust in Jesus this fall in South Orange County! Praise God for his tremendous work! One student came from Egypt to UCI to study abroad this fall and his heart was ripe to respond to the gospel. Several students from China heard the good news, saw their need for a Savior, and made life-altering decisions to follow Christ. A freshman girl, from Chapman University, grew up hearing about God, but had never made a decision to follow Christ until now.
We are in awe of God’s hand at work in the lives of college students! These students are now meeting in groups to learn more about Jesus and learn the basics of the gospel. Pray with us that the Lord would strengthen their faith!
JJ and I (Carly) hit the ground running this fall! It’s a busy time of year for meeting new students on our four campuses (UC Irvine, Chapman University, Saddleback Community College, and Irvine Valley College). We spent the first few weeks doing 2,400 spiritual interest surveys and handing out 3,200 flyers and water bottles on campus. It is encouraging to meet new people from many different backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. God is opening doors for spiritual conversations as we follow-up these contacts. I asked a girl, named Mana, who is studying abroad from Japan, what her spiritual background is. She said she has no spiritual background, but she wants to know more about what it means to be a Christian. We talked about how much God loves her and wants a relationship with her!
I am so thankful to be back on campus and part of ministry this fall! I was out for a majority of the spring because of pregnancy illness. Praise God that this baby is healthy and growing. I am also growing and can’t hide my baby bump any longer. I am still sick, but I am doing so much better than before! Only a month to go until baby’s due date, November 12th. We are anxiously awaiting baby’s arrival. JJ has been an incredible partner and support during this rough pregnancy. I am thankful to have such an amazing husband by my side.
Thank you for your faithful partnership with us in ministry! You are part of reaching diverse campuses to reach a diverse world with the gospel!
- Pray for FuChen, Emma, Youssef, Peilin, Xilin, Huanhuan, Jieying, Karem, and, Ashley who all put their faith in Jesus in the last month at UCI and Chapman.
- Pray for Fall Retreat this weekend! We are expecting over 100 students and international students to go up to Big Bear this weekend to hear more about how Jesus changes lives. Pray for open hearts to the gospel!
- Pray for Baby Ray Ray to grow in health and for Carly to persevere to the end of the pregnancy and labor. Pray for us as we prepare for the new addition to our family to arrive!