God has called me to work college students over the past 12 years in various part-time and full-time capacities-teaching, coaching, residence life, and mentoring. I have a deep love for this group. The college years are such an exciting time of growth-a time of making many significant life decisions. Students are "taking flight" and making their faith their own in many ways. I love the passion and the eagerness to learn & serve that I see in students I work with. They are praying for God's direction--many going to seminary and to the Journeyman program. I have one former student in Central Asia and one leaving next month for Africa.
Unfortunately, it is also a time that Satan relentlessly attacks them through pornography, materialism, body image issues, eating disoders, depression, etc. He desperately wants to prevent all that promise and passion from impacting the world for God's glory.
Over 20,000 college students from all the states and numerous countries around the world converged on Atlanta this past week for the Passion Conference, targeting 18-25 year-olds. It is a time of learning, worshiping, and catching a vision for the lost world around them and their role in reaching it. Speakers included John Piper, Beth Moore, Francis Chan, and Louie Giglio. Please pray for these students as they return to their campuses and communities. Pray that their enthusiasm and desire to know & serve Christ will be encouraged and nurtured in their churches.
For more information on Passion, click here. From this site, you can also access each session online and enjoy the worship time and speakers.