Monday, October 19, 2009
You may remember Aisha, the recent convert from Islam whom we befriended last year. She is positively shining! Aisha is a sponge, absorbing all she can about Jesus, the Bible, and Christianity. She’s tearing through all the books we have given her. Her countenance is radiant. She recently told us she’s never been happier in her life. Although her family doesn’t want to have anything to do with her, they are not actively trying to force her to come home or forsake her faith. We plan to conduct a weekly evangelistic Bible study with Aisha as our helper. Her circle of unbelieving friends will hopefully form a core group.
SOI 21 will also partner with Christian Coalition Outreach, Campus Crusade, and the Catholic Campus Ministry to sponsor a Veritas Forum on Thursday, October 29th. Check it out at www.veritas.org/gmu. Veritas seeks to gather students to discuss challenging questions in a way that stimulates spiritual seeking. Our forum will address the question of evil. SOI 21 will also work with campus ministries to plan a day of 24/1 prayer for Awakening that will coincide with the Veritas Forum. In addition, we will help rally students from the various fellowships for a weekly A.S.K.-type meeting. We’re excited about what this semester holds! Here’s a glimpse of the Mason schedule:
Tent of Meeting “Prayer Evangelism” Mondays 3-4:15pm
Each week we are setting up a table outdoors not only to pray for Mason, but also to be available to pray for students’ needs. We hope to become a regular, visible “presence” on the campus.
A.S.K. Campus-wide Prayer Mondays 4:15-6pm
Every week students have the opportunity to gather in a spirit of unity to pray for Revival and Spiritual Awakening at Mason.
Evangelistic Study Wednesdays 4:15-6pm
An opportunity for students to explore the Christian faith. No question is off-limits.
24/1 Day of Prayer October 29th Midnight to Midnight
Students from all the ministries on campus will gather around the clock to cry out for a great move of God at Mason and throughout the world.
Veritas Forum October 29th 11-2pm, 7-11pm
Os Guinness, Christian author and speaker, will address the topic of evil in two lectures followed by Q & A with students.