Columbia, SC—Gospel Trip, Update 2

On Tuesday we split up into twos and threes and also set up a table in front of the student center: Russell House. We were able to give out 57 Bibles and 214 tracts, and 12 people signed up for further contact in the span of 2.5 hours. The Lord sovereignly arranged 3 very positive second appointments for Tuesday and many meaningful conversations. The response has been very positive on the USC Columbia campus with many open and seeking students. What we have seen and felt is that the fields are white, and the campus is just waiting for the workers to come. In the evening we were able to blend with some of the local saints at Lake Murray and have dinner at their house. It was a very wonderful and sweet time of singing and getting to know each other.

On Wednesday we did not set up a table on campus but instead took a “gospel stroll” around campus and had 3 follow-up appointments arranged from Tuesday’s tabling. We separated into 3 main areas around campus and walked around with Bibles and tracts. We were able to give away 93 Bibles and have 23 meaningful conversations. The response was very positive and the feeling was that little to no effort on our part was made. Instead, it was the Lord who was operating and blessing. We are seeing more and more that the Lord has wonderfully prepared everything for us, and we are just presenting our bodies to be one with Him for His work.

Today, the trainees were dropped off at different locations around campus with boxes of bibles. Praise the Lord, very few boxes came back!


Bibles: 342
Tracts: 516
Contacted: 127

Prayer Burdens:

  • That the Lord would open up MORE second appointments and there would be at least five solid contacts by the end of the week
  • That the Lord would release FOUR students to come to the Thursday dinner.
  • For more saints to be added to the church in Columbia through migration and local increase.