Stillwater—Gospel Trip, Report 1

February 5, 2019

A warm hello from the saints in Oklahoma! It has been a little chilly in central plains of America but the saints here are burning in spirit. We have been welcomed very warmly since our arrival at Will Rogers Airport and the same tender care has continued in our hospitalities in Oklahoma City and Stillwater.

Our first weekend began with a home gathering in Oklahoma City. We enjoyed the flowing Triune God in singing, and he flowed through our reading of The All-inclusive Christ.

On Saturday, the students at the University of Oklahoma took us to see some of the trademarks of Norman, including the OU campus, Braums Ice Cream, and to an ice-skating rink. It was a sweet time getting to know the students and praying with them. We joined the students at the young people’s meeting. There were about 30 young people in attendance and we read a portion in the epistle to Timothy. We were encouraged that we have a spirit of power, love, and sobermindedness (2 Tim. 1:6-7) and that this spirit allows us to become an anti-testimony to the tide of this age.

On Lord’s Day, we had a wonderful table meeting in Stillwater, OK. We enjoyed Christ as the One who blends the Body together and as the One who is our universal replacement. We saw a little bit of the reality of the Body of Christ as we entered into one another’s burdens through prayer and fellowship.

The weekend concluded with lunch with the saints and a tour of the Oklahoma State University campus. OSU has one of the largest and the “most comprehensive” student unions in the United States. The saints showed us where most of the students frequent and where we would be able to contact the most students.

Please pray that the Lord would bless the saints in Stillwater with Himself and that all of the saints would be strengthened with power through the Spirit into their inner man. As the Lord gains more ground in all of the saints, please pray that this would issue in remaining fruit off of the Oklahoma State University campus.

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Stillwater—Gospel Trip, Report 2

February 4, 2019

Greetings from Stillwater, Oklahoma. We began contacting students OSU Monday, January 28, and the Lord has really blessed the labor. OSU is the second-largest university in Oklahoma with one of the largest student unions in America. The students at OSU are really well-mannered and responded warmly to the gospel and to the Word.

We handed out flyers to the students to invite them to the welcome dinner on Tuesday evening, January 29, and received contact information for those who were interested in receiving information on Bible studies. There were many students who were open to conversations about Christ and many students gave us their contact information.

Monday evening we had a dinner at the saints’ home. It was a sweet time of blending. We shared our testimonies with one another and we marveled at the Lord’s sovereignty in how he brought the saints to Stillwater from different places and walks of life.

The following day, we continued handing out invitations to the dinner. We handed out a total of 123 flyers across the two days and 48 students gave us their information for further contact. We concluded our stay in Stillwater with a welcome dinner at Hideaway Pizza. There were two students who came and had dinner with us and the saints. We really enjoyed our time with them and believe that they will continue to go on strongly with the local saints.

Oklahoma State University Gospel Outreach Statistics:

  • 123 invitations to the Bible Study
  • 76 students contacted
  • 49 students available for further contact
  • 2 second appointments
  • 4 gospel tracts distributed

Prayer Burdens:

  • Please pray that the Lord would continue to sweep on the OSU campus. The students on OSU are seeking and hungry.
  • Please pray that the Lord would thrust out the workers into the harvest and bring a serving team and migrating saints to Stillwater.
  • For the proper follow-up of the student contacts. Please pray that the students would find a home with the saints in Stillwater.

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