During our week at Clemson University, we continued passing out Bibles and literature from a different spot on campus and experienced more positive interactions with seeking students. One excited freshman exclaimed when she met us, “I was just looking for a Christian club to join!” While door-knocking in nearby Simpsonville on day three, many doors and hearts were opened to us, including one family who had just moved into the neighborhood and started thanking the Lord for His timing in bringing us to their door.
Thank you Lord that eight new students attended the ice cream connect last week and three students showed up for the Bible study on Thursday. At the Bible study, a student came who received a flyer from campus because she was seeking for a Christian group. She enjoyed the time so much and even called the first song!
We also had the opportunity to go door-knocking with the saints in Simpsonville where we passed out over 200 tracts in two neighborhoods. We are praying that the Lord would add some more families to the church in Simpsonville as a result of the door-knocking and the radio station that plays the life-study of the Bible.
On our final day on Clemson campus we set up two tables, one on campus and the other off campus. Over the course of two hours, we passed out a total of 130 Bibles to very warm and interested students!
We are now in Athens, GA where we enjoyed a signing time with the students on Saturday, an enjoyable college meeting about witnessing on Sunday evening. On Monday, we joined the full-timers for a table on campus, where we passed out 32 Bibles and over 40 tracts.
- That there would be two remaining fruit for the club in Clemson to shepherd.
- For good weather and lots of foot traffic for our second table on UGA campus on Tuesday.
Today was our first day on campus. Before our arrival at Clemson, the saints had been praying for official club status, which they obtained merely 36 hours before our distribution; hallelujah! As we went out on campus, the weather cleared up just in time for gospel preaching. Some saints started out in groups of two, while a few others remained at the table; both groups met quite a number of promising students. Two girls in particular told us how they had just been discussing that they would like to spend more time with the Lord, so they were happy to receive the timely Word. We met another contact in the cafeteria who didn’t have a free hand at the time to take a Bible, so she later came to the table to receive one. There was a steady flow of students coming to the table, so there is a definite hunger on this campus.
- Pray for at least one or two solid contacts from this distribution.
- Pray for six to come to our ice cream social on Thursday.
Our last activity on the ground was a snack time at a coffee place located along the university. Our main focus is toward the students whom we have met the past few days while tabling. Praise the Lord! Two students came for a second appointment. Also, the student who was baptized a couple of days ago brought her roommate and her friend to this time. We had a total of four new students who came!
Much more, one of the students who came to the snack time as a second appointment came for the home meeting that same night. The Lord answered our prayer concerning bringing 1-3 more students to the home meeting. The atmosphere was heavenly and full of life!
Currently, there are around six students who attend the home meeting every Monday night. Although we know this is the Lord’s blessing, we also acknowledge that the Lord will not give a burden that is beyond one’s capacity. There has been only one family existing in Clemson, who are taking care of the six students. However, after some fellowship, we hope that the Lord can lead a couple more families to this area to cooperate with His move.
- May the new student contact at the home meeting as well as the regular students continue to be consistent in the home meetings.
- May the Lord stir up a couple more families to move to Clemson for the Lord’s work in the area.
The heavens rejoice!:
“In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting”— Luke 15:10
One of the students from Clemson University was baptized last Tuesday! She received the Lord a month ago and was consistent in participating in the weekly Monday meeting in a home. She has met several times this week in the home to blend with the team and with the local saints. In God’s time, she made a decision to take a complete step into God’s kingdom!
Sowing time in Simpsonville:
On Wednesday, we met with the church in Simpsonville (an hour away from Clemson) and participated in their gospel preaching. The team, together with some local saints, were divided into sub-teams and went to two neighborhoods and distributed BfA door hangers to every home. Our goal was to create an awareness of the local church to the people around the area and to spread the truth. There were several homes that we were able to get a conversation with and some showed interest in the truth and in meeting with us. We pray that the local saints in Simpsonville will be able to pick up the burden to follow-up with the homes who responded.
- That the newly baptized sister will strongly go on in the Lord and will be useful for His move
- That the saints in Simpsonville will be able to follow-up with the homes who responded
A team of 10 trainees, with a few full-time saints, arrived in Atlanta last Saturday to participate in the gospel trip to Clemson, South Carolina and Valdosta, Georgia. The team went to Simpsonville (an hour away from Clemson) on Lord’s Day to meet with the saints there. This time was a great opportunity to be blended and knitted together with the local saints, as well as to coordinate together on how to labor this first week in Clemson.
On Monday, we went to Clemson University to sow seeds. One of our main goals is to raise up our own club on campus. Although everything is ready, such as the constitution, campus faculty, etc., we needed at least 16 students to do an initial sign up for the club to be established. Praise the Lord! On the first day, 35 students signed up!
Several months ago, a family moved to Clemson with the view to open homes for the students. As of now, they have been taking care of five students in their weekly home meeting. Both the team and the family felt that it would be good for the Lord to bring 1-3 more students whom we contacted on campus to participate in a home gathering in addition to the five students who meet.
- To get the club approved to establish a presence on campus
- To gain 1-3 more students to meet regularly in this home meeting
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