Here’s an update from the Hsinchu team about welcome week at NTHU and NCTU. Please pray for their NSWNs. NSWN at NCTU is TONIGHT, and NSWN at NTHU is this Friday.
Thank you for praying for our two frisbee and boardgame night outreach events last Thursday! In spite of the rain, 40 new students came to our ultimate frisbee and pizza event at the NCTU field! Most of them were excited to learn how to play ultimate frisbee and for many of them it was their first time. As we ate delicious Costco pizza next to the field outside after the game, several students mentioned how they wanted to play again next time. One student even mentioned how they thought the game was more fun in the rain!
After a quick break, we headed over to our regular FNP Bible study location at NTHU and had our boardgame night. The place was filled with over 50 new students crowded around different tables playing games like dominion, ticket to ride, blockus, sequence, and jenga! We were encouraged to see so many students coming — many went home after frisbee to shower and then showed up for boardgames right after! Overall, we feel like God was the one orchestrating our planning for outreach, as we were able to build relationships with many of the students through the few events spaced throughout the week. For the most part, most everyone whom we had contact with seemed happy to see us whenever we ran into them during tabling, around campus, or at the DC’s throughout the week. We closed out Welcome Week on Friday with our Club Day tabling at NCTU. Apparently, our table seemed really happenin’ with our prize pinwheel, NSWN trailer playing, and lively conversations going on both with new students and with students we met earlier in the week who just stopped by to chat. In all, we had over 70 students sign-up at our table on Club Day at NCTU! It is amazing to see how God has been answering our prayers. Most of the students whom we’ve met and who have come to our events have been freshmen — something that we have been praying for all throughout the summer!
This year is the first that we are putting on two NSWN’s, our first which is TONIGHT (Tuesday 9/14) and second which is on Friday (9/17) at NTHU! As we are in the midst of preparing for the one tomorrow night, please pray that many of the students we have met last week would come to our event, as many of them have expressed how they like our group. Please pray that despite possible rain and competing department and sports events, they would come tomorrow and Friday night and be able to hear the gospel. We recently changed our skit to “Race of a Lifetime” — so please pray that God would prepare the heart of each person who attends; that they would be able to relate to the themes of the skit and message.
Thank you again for all of your prayers. Many of us have felt that we have been standing on holy ground, as we’ve experienced God really working in such unexpected ways in our outreach efforts. We know that it is by God’s grace that He’s led us to meet so many students this past week. Please continue to pray for these two campuses — thank you for praying!
- The Taiwan Team