Columbia, SC—Gospel Trip, Update 3

Thursday was our last day of BfA tabling and gospel strolling. We also had a few appointments with some of the students that we met this week who are very open. The very last student we met at the BfA table was a believer and was seeking Christian fellowship, so we invited her and another student to a saint’s home for dinner and singing with the sisters. She thoroughly enjoyed the time, took a songbook home with her, and came back on Saturday for another dinner and fellowship. Please pray that she would continue seeking the Lord and fellowshipping with the saints!

The saints in Columbia recently started a weekly Saturday dinner and fellowship for the students. Three new ones that we contacted, as well as one of their mothers, showed up this past Saturday. We had already left Columbia by then, but the saints in Columbia reported that it was a sweet time. We were all very encouraged that a few open students were able to experience the enjoyment of the Lord in an open home so close to campus. The concluding feeling of our time at the University of South Carolina is that there are many students who are open and seeking to know God’s purpose that will benefit from getting connected with the saints, the Word, and the ministry. There is a great need for a full-time team to be raised up here to continue the labor on this campus.

On Friday afternoon, our gospel team traveled from Columbia to Conyers, Georgia for the Southeast College Conference. One hundred twenty registrants from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina came together for the weekend to see “The Vision of the Church.” It was an encouraging time to see students from all different campuses blending together and corporately pursuing the Lord’s purpose. On Lord’s Day morning, three students were baptized into the Body of Christ!


  • Bibles: 394
  • Tracts: 610
  • Contacted: 144

Prayer Burdens:

  • For a full-time team to be raised up to continue the labor on the University of South Carolina campus.
  • That the three students that came to Saturday night dinner in Columbia, including all that were contacted last week, would be connected with the saints and continue to receive care.
  • For the propagation of the Word in Athens through the Bible distribution and the ministry.