Thursday, November 19, 2009
On October 29th SOI 21 partnered with Campus Crusade, Coalition for Christian Outreach, International Justice Mission, and Catholic Campus Ministry to sponsor a Veritas Forum at George Mason University (www.veritas.org/gmu). Veritas seeks to gather students to discuss challenging questions in a way that stimulates spiritual seeking. The Mason forum addressed the question of evil in age of genocide and terror. Our speaker was Os Guinness, noted author, social critic, and senior fellow of the EastWest Institute. Over 500 students, faculty, and staff attended the forum, which included follow-up discussions in small groups.
SOI 21 also worked with campus ministries to plan a day of 24/1 prayer for Revival and Awakening that coincided with the Veritas Forum. We set up a “Tent of Meeting” outside on the main plaza in front of the student center. Prayer was definitely front and center at Mason for 24 hours! Students could stop by to be prayed for or write down requests and leave them in the prayer box. Here are just a few of the weighty, heartfelt needs of the students. Please continue to pray for the “Millennial Generation” on college campuses across America.
“I want my wife back.”
“Pray that I’ll be set free from guilt and shame….”
“My sister needs to re-establish her relationship with God, or else her relationship with her husband may end.”
“Please pray for my father. He is an alcoholic, and he is getting worse. Please pray to give him strength to quit.”
“A new beginning in my personal life.”
“My Dad works too much and my Mom feels like he doesn’t like Grandma around.”
“I am an athlete at GMU and believe very strongly in the healing power of prayer. I have a lower leg injury and a prayer my way would really be appreciated. God bless.”