Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Great Start to the New Year!

It's already 15 days into the New Year, and they've been exciting days for Student Venture!Three days from today, we will be leaving for our winter conference, Fastbreak.

About two months ago, I asked you to join our student leaders as they set a goal to take a group of 50 students from Carrollton to the conference. Praise the Lord--He has answered our prayers! To date, we have 51 students registered for the conference from Carrollton . . . and counting!

The picture shows some of the students who will be attending at an informational party we held in December.

The most exciting part of it all is that about half of those attending have never previously been to a Student Venture conference, and
several of the students have not made a decision to receive Christ.

Prayer Requests

We covet your prayers as the conference approaches. We know it will be a time of refreshing and recreation for the students, but more than anything, we desire--

  • the lost come to know the Savior who gave His life for them.
  • that the lukewarm be revived in their faith.
  • that the weary receive strength from God to continue as laborers in His vineyard.
  • that all the students attending will return to their campuses in and around Texas to make disciples of their classmates.

Please, also pray for the staff, interns and volunteers at the conference:

  • that we will be strengthened as we serve the students.
  • that this will be a time of personal spiritual growth for each of us.
  • that we would glorify God through all the seminars, prayer sessions, Bible studies, and other activities at the conference.