Check out this great story of how God works in our movement when we pray!
Eric Dellaire is a distance ministry specialist with Cru, meaning he helps students launch and build movements on their own campuses. Recently he told how prayer caused a significant breakthrough on Hussen University in Bangor, Maine.
Eric has been coaching leaders at Hussen from Orlando since 2006. He explained that the ministry had gone well and that there was a promising senior, Tiffany, leading the ministry. Through various reasons, the ministry declined, so that by December, there was just Tiffany and a freshman, Noelle.
In January, Eric decided that they should put ministry efforts on hold. Rather, he and Tiffany would just pray for the campus. For 15-20 minutes every week they prayed. He said they prayed for breakthroughs and for “all stars” to get involved as freshmen next year.
Then in April, there was a brief period of silence while they were praying. They both felt something in their spirits. “Did you feel that?” Tiffany asked. Eric felt it. They both knew that God had moved in that moment and He was going to do something.
Tiffany began to get excited. She wanted to try some things. But it really was too late in the semester and she was graduating.
In September, Eric asked Noel, now a sophomore, to conduct surveys. She was hesitant, but did it anyway. About 10 students signed up. Four turned out to be “all stars”. By December, 30 students were coming regularly.
Here is the rest of the story.
So, how do you view prayer?
"One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: 'Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city. So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.' "
I like knowing that God has many people in our cities (campuses). Let's trust God to be a spiritual movement that prays and expects God to do big things!
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