A Nigerian born girl powerfully set free from generations of torment, an “unreached” Muslim people group from China reached at Campus Harvest, an Iranian grad student comes to faith in Christ, 11 Chinese baptized and a huge promotion for Cindy. These are just some of the exciting updates form here in NC.
Our apologies for the delay in this email update. With life, family, and ministry keeping us busy, the time sure can fly by. But we are excited to share some stories of what Father in doing in the lives of students, leaders and the nations.
One exciting story is of a young man from a Muslim “unreached” people group in China who recently came to faith in Christ at a Campus Harvest student conferences. After returning back to China, a deep burden was placed in his heart for his people, the Uighurs. He has since returned to the US for further equipping and training and will return to China soon to begin church planting amongst his people group.
So often our Heavenly Father calls us to a path we had not planned for ourselves. Proverbs 16:9 says it perfectly, “the heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps.” Well, two weeks ago our family planned to head straight home after a friend’s going away party in Durham. It was a school night and it was nearing 10 PM. But I noticed that we were running low on gas and thought it best to go fill up.
As we pulled out ouf the gas station after filling up, we noticed a Muslim women with grocery bags on the side of the road with a rather worried look on her face. Cindy and I knew there was no way we could pass her by. So we stopped and introduced ourselves and offered this women a ride home. Amany is a visiting scholar from Cairo, Egypt studying at Duke and unfortunately had missed the last bus of the day back to her home.
Praise God for the amazing harvest we are seeing here in North Carolina! So many students and professors from so many nations are hearing the Gospel for the FIRST time and are receiving it with joy! Lives from all over the earth are being transformed on every campus here in the Triangle! Enjoy the pictures and stories below and rejoice with us. This harvest is only made possible because our labor TOGETHER!
Our ministry to internationals called iMix (International Ministry and Interest Exchange) had the privilege of mobilizing 16 American families to host 60+ international students for Easter! Also, several parties were hosted that saw nearly 30 students come as well! Beside sharing great food and fellowship, thetrue meaning of Easter and the story of Jesus was shared with all. Above is a picture of our family room filled with Chinese, Hong Kong and Malaysian students during an Easter eve event we hosted.