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The Fruit of Your Investment

Hello friends,

I just wanted to write to you and let you know of some of the most encouraging things that I have seen God doing at UT Arlington over the last month. I pray that you are well, and that this update serves as an encouragement to you today. The Lord is greatly at work in this world. And he is calling all people to know him and to praise his name, including college students!
We recently invited a large number of our students to a biblical leadership conference and a great deal of them came! From 9am-5pm on a Saturday the students listened to respected elders in some of the local churches about the importance of reading scripture, and implementing the use of sharing scripture in their ministry with those that they are leading. To many of our young students it not only inspired them again to read the word more often, but it has also sparked important conversations in our community about how we can best minister to one another out of the word of God and not simply out of our own wisdom or intellect. I really believe that the Lord used this conference to continue to build up a revival in this young generation. I fully believe that these young students will mature to becoming the future elders and leaders and ministers and evangelists in the local church because of the dedications that they have made at this young age to committing themselves to the reading of the word of God. Thank you for providing a community where these students can come and learn such valuable lessons. Your investment is bearing real fruit in the expansion of God's kingdom.


And this commitment to reading the word isn't just a theoretical one. Our student leaders are actively sharing the word of God with every student on this campus that is open to reading it. Pictured above are two of our student leaders Matt and Jordan (Sitting in the background) reading scripture with two of our newest members Nathan and Isaac. Every week these guys will get together one on one and read scripture together, furthering their understanding of God's hope for this world and for their life specifically. Our mission is always to make and mature disciples of Jesus for the glory of God and every week I get to witness that happening first hand. I know that only a few of you have ever met Matt or Jordan, but these guys are sold out for making Jesus known on the college campus. They love the Lord deeply and are dedicated to sharing the love that God has given them with their peers. I'm so grateful that they serve on our leader team. And I'm grateful again to you for providing a community where these guys, who were themselves discipled, now have the opportunity to lead others to becoming disciples of Christ as well.

As always thank you for everything that you do. Your partnership in this ministry means the world to me and I give thanks to the Lord every time that I remember you. Please never hesitate to let me know if there is anything that I could specifically be praying for you for, or if there is anything more that I could be doing to improve your experience as a ministry partner. I love you all and I'm very grateful. Don't forget to read the student testimony below. Kurt is one of the best guys I know and he is so grateful to God for those who have invested in college ministry.

In Christ,
Austin

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