At our last Staff meeting of the 2003 year we had a lengthy time of evaluation on this past semester. We?ve make progress in moving forward in seeing movements built on colleges campuses that will put the gospel within arms-reach of each of the 110,000 college students in Nebraska. We estimate there over 1200 students involved with Campus Crusade on Catalytic campuses in Nebraska. Over 300 of these students attended the Minneapolis or Denver Christmas Conference. Around 550 of these students are involved in small group Bible studies on their campuses. However, we sense we are falling far short of what God is calling us to trust Him to do in Nebraska. One of the action points we decided to move forward on is to build a prayer network of 1000 people who will pray daily for needs of college students in Nebraska.
This weekend I worked on a website that will link together the prayer needs from campuses in Nebraska with people who have a heart for praying for college students. As this site came together I got so excited that I could hardly sleep. I launched the site on Sunday afternoon after Church. The site is www.NebraskaCrusade.com. On the website student representatives from each campus in Nebraska will be able to log in once a week, or more often as needed, and post prayer requests from their campus. It is my hope and prayer that this website will be shared far and wide, and over the coming months we will see not just a thousand people who are logging onto this website and praying specifically, but thousands who are praying! Right now we are in the process of finding a student from each campus who will have access to the site, and will take ownership of regularly posting prayer requests and updates.
This week I?m headed to Chadron State College to spend a couple of days on campus, then spend the weekend at the CSC Authentic Manhood Retreat. These retreats in the past have been life-changing for guys as they learn the Biblical definition of manhood and apply it to their lives. I?m excited about spending time in Chadron. Great things are happening on that campus and in the lives of the students who are involved with us.
Today we?ve had non-stop snow at Kamp Ed and most-likely have over a foot. I love the snow (as long as I don?t have to drive in it). Winter is my favorite season of the year out here. It?s awesome to watch the constant freezing and thawing of the Platte River from my office window when I?m working on projects or studying the Word.