This school year has been quite the roller coaster. It always is. And oftentimes, it’s easy to forget what God’s doing in the big picture as we focus on little details. So, Alan was asked to make a short video for Illini Life’s Celebration Sunday. Click through and check it out!
Over the middle to end of 2015, Great Commission Ministries is becoming Reliant. Which is super exciting!
Reliant sounds like reliable.
While we wouldn’t be anything less, this isn’t why we will be Reliant.
To be reliant is to be dependent. And so we are!
- Reliant on the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ
- Dependent on His presence
- Living for His mission
As missionaries who risk for the gospel, we are Reliant on the God who made us and who so loved the world. The Great Commission “to go and make disciples” is the ultimate reliant mission. We can’t think of a better way to say it.
You’ll keep hearing more about it, but for now, Alan has made a video highlighting the fact that we are reliant. Check out the #IAmReliant video by clicking through.
In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen the weather improve a ton on campus. Walking around, we run into students we know and we see all sorts of new life. It’s an exciting time on campus. Though the semester is coming to a close in a month, we have so many awesome opportunities to see God do some amazing things!
Pray with us that God would continue to make himself known through us.
Big news for us as we step into a new season of fundraising this coming summer.
A fe weeks ago, I spoke at the Illini Life Sunday service. This is one of our primary preaching outlets and it was so exciting that I got to do so. I spoke on the commitment God calls us to of loving others. It was in a series we called The 4 Core Commitments. These commitments are what we expect every Christian to be called to. As a parody, I made a little video for my walkup. Click through to enjoy.
Check out our most recent prayer update! It’s over on MailChimp. You can also subscribe to receive our updates through MailChimp. They come out about once a month and are targeted towards supporters of our ministry.
Linked here, you’ll find our September prayer letter, which gives a quick overview and a couple of pictures related to what we’ve been up to in ministry at the U of I.
The first week of school is over. After welcoming students on move-in day and getting to know them as they went to and from University orientation events, we start to get a lay of the land. I’ve met so many awesome new people and would love to have any of them around with us for the next four years. And in the midst of all the craziness we already do, we started a new initiative with Illini Life…
In just 2 short weeks, classes for the ’14-’15 school year start at the U of I. Continue reading
Ashley and I have been gone from our home for 2 months. A summer in the mountains was a tough price to pay for not being able to be in oppressively humid Illinois for the summer.
The last two months have been spent, like many college students, away from campus. We were helping to direct a Leadership Training program in Estes Park, Colorado. 140 students from all over the country working full time jobs at the YMCA of the Rockies and hearing messages from influential leaders from all over Collegiate. It was a great summer for us.
Back at home, we had some amazing and helpful people who watched our house and mowed our lawn. Upon our return, the lawn mower even offered to do it one more time as we got settled. What a gift!