Today, we had 33 students attend our TFN! And we had 11 additional people sign up for Life Groups! This is despite the fact originally we were planning on just doing bowling and ice cream for tonight and had not planned on having a TFN since we had had our NSWN just couple of days ago. But we decided that it would be worth trying TFN so we contacted them just last night about it (and didn’t mention the TFN at all at our NSWN). We packed the room we were meeting in and the janitor even mentioned afterwards that next time we should get a bigger room. The students were very engaged and alert throughout the Bible study and I could really tell they were paying attention . We were all so encouraged!
Just a small update for now – one new video from our Minneapolis team.
Also, you can check here for other updates and pictures from our mission trip and NSWN.
Sorry for the delay in sending this out but we wanted to say “Thank you!!!” for all of your prayers for last night’s NSWN.
Thank you so much for all your prayers and encouragement. Praise God for the 453 newcomers (the Coffman Theater max. capacity is 434) that came to the NSWN at U of MN tonight of which 152 students were Freshmen. And 44 signed up for Life Group! Please pray for our Life Group kick-off which will be next Thursday.
Today was the official first day of classes and boy was it packed! It’s hard to imagine places more crowded then Sproul at noon, but take a look at Coffman and the Mall at the U and you’ll see an amazing site! Indeed the harvest is plentiful here. Take a look at this vimeo clip and you’ll get a better feel of what the campus looks like with students:
Just a reminder that NSWN at UMN is tomorrow, starting at 6 PM (CST), so please be sure to pray. Once again, a specific prayer request is for the weather – please pray that the weather would not be a hindrance to people coming to NSWN.
Our Minnesota mission team is uploading videos about the different events that they are a part of; you can check them out at the Gracepoint Vimeo site. Here are the new videos as of Tuesday night (Berkeley time).
Here’s an update from Andrew about welcome week at University of Minnesota and the different outreach events that our mission team and church plant team have been involved with. Please continue to pray for them as they have several more events to meet students and publicize NSWN, which is on Wednesday, September 8th. A specific prayer request is for the weather; currently, rain is predicted for a number of days. Please pray that the rain will not interfere with the different outreach activities, and pray especially that it will not interfere with NSWN. Please also pray for all of the specific welcome week activities. Read more…