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Monday, October 25, 2010

October 25 Update

The small groups are going very well (we currently have four meeting—two in the Union, one in Semolinos, and one in Coffee Rules).  We’ve already has several people come up and chat with us in different groups, and we’ve been able to pray for them.  We’re also finished with the two starter studies we use and have completed week one of ‘Firm Foundations’ from New Tribes.  I’m excited to see how this study progresses over the semester.

Possibly more exciting, we have seen several prayers for individuals within the small groups answered.  Half of our small group time (45min) is devoted to study, and the other half is devoted to prayer and encouragement, with time to share what God’s been teaching us individually and/or anything we feel led to share with the group.  During this time we’ve had several important opportunities to pray for each other, and I’m excited to see God answer.  One individual was freed from some strong temptations to turn back to nicotine, another from illness/exhaustion, and several other prayers have been directly answered.

We have also received a starting $900 towards coffeehouse renovations/operations.  We need two more final bids to come in, but it looks like the whole phase one part of the project will run around $6,000 (for an industrial coffee machine, plumbing, cabinetry with a sink, and taking out some windows).  That’s an exciting beginning and another answer to prayer.

Game nights have continued to go well—many of the same people are coming back, and we’ve had between twenty and thirty-some attend most nights.  International-themed game nights are much smaller, but some important connections have recently been made that may help those increase.  Thank you sincerely for your continued prayers!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19 Update and Prayer Requests

Last week we had all four small groups officially meeting. Each group has its own very unique dynamic, and I feel each group will be a cool blessing to those involved and those who may come by. Please pray that:

God help all involved in each small group listen to and hear His voice, especially during the small group time.
God help us open up, listen to and pray for/encourage one another.
God help us see opportunities to love those around us.
God keep the enemy at bay and help us have the right attitudes and perspectives when we meet.

The game nights continue to go very well—we’ve had pretty high attendance and a lot of fun at each one. The international themed game nights continue to be lower attendance, but those have been going well, too, and good relationships have been strengthened on those nights.

Lord willing, we will soon be speaking with a variety of ministries that affect campus and inviting them to pray with us about coming together once a week to pray for campus. I am excited to see what the Lord may be doing here. Thanks again for your prayers and support!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6: Update in Brief

We will give you a little more in-depth update soon, but in brief...
Thank you so much for your prayers! The [alt] concert, game night, and [alt]ernative ride service went extremely well. We had a good turn out (maybe 400 through the concert and 60-80 at the game night) and a lot of fun. Two small groups are off to a good start and at least two more will begin this week; please also keep them in your prayers!

Also, Brandon will have a meeting to discuss his status as a missionary and Unite and its mission on Thursday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. at North Oak Community Church (3000 Oak Street, Hays, KS 67601) in the Southernmost classroom. There will be prayer and a time for questions and answers. Please feel free to come by!