Friday, January 13, 2012
We’ve been encouraged by several students who have had great things to say about SOI 21 this past fall.
One day at the Mason Prayer Table we were seated next to a group of students promoting their organization. We engaged them in a seemingly unimportant conversation about the economy. Later that day, we ran into a friend of ours who had just finished an economics class where she had overheard a group of students talking about some Christians they had met. “I didn’t know Christians could be so cool!” said one. Then turning to her they asked, “Are you a Christian like the guys we met at the Prayer Table?” When she responded yes, they replied, “If all Christians were like them, that would be awesome!” Wow! When we reflect His heart, God can use even ordinary topics like the economy to “draw all men to Himself.”
Recently, a student stopped by to ask us about the Prayer Table. Our good friend Elias, who visits us frequently, happened to be there that day and responded to the student before we had a chance. To our amazement he answered the stranger’s questions about what we were doing and why we pray for people. He then added, “These guys are my best friends on this campus. You should have them pray for you.” Although Elias has not yet embraced the Gospel, he is undoubtedly seeking Truth, and he enjoys spending time with us. We are praying that our relationship with him and the Message we share will land on fertile soil in his heart.