Friday, February 7

Today was our last day of coordination. We gathered in the campus house with a few community saints for a time of singing and corporate morning revival. Afterward, we had a time of prayer over each one that came to the seminar, the ones that came to the table yesterday, and the appointments today. A number of us took a trip to Minnehaha Falls, a waterfall in Minneapolis. In the evening, we split into two groups for the young people’s meeting and a board game night with the college students.

Saturday, February 8

This morning we gathered in a home to pray for our community outreach time with the saints in Minneapolis/Brooklyn Park. A few trainees had appointments with students as well. After the time of enjoying the Lord, the trainees and saints headed out in eight groups around the neighborhood to knock on doors and hand out free New Testament Bibles. Many who answered the doors warmly received a Bible from us and spent a few minutes talking to us in spite of the cold. We ate lunch and went ice-fishing with the saints after our morning door-knocking time. In the evening, a few trainees joined the Chinese-speaking home meetings, as well as student H, one of our contacts who has come to almost every event we have held since week one.

Statistics:

  • Door hangers: 176
  • Bibles: 15
  • Contacts: 22

Lord’s Day, February 9

We had a joint table meeting with the churches in the surrounding areas at the meeting hall of the church in Brooklyn Park. We are those learning to exalt Christ, giving Him the preeminence in all aspects of our daily lives and service. There was a love feast after the meeting and it was a very sweet time of blending with the saints. After the meeting, we split for some activities in the afternoon with the college students: exploring the city and sledding in the fresh snow. In the evening, we gathered together at the campus house for our last fellowship. We reviewed our contacts, ensuring our most responsive ones were connected to the local saints and pointed out a few things we could have improved on. We are grateful the Lord gave us this opportunity to learn and to serve with the saints in Minneapolis. It was a privilege to be a part of the Lord’s move at the University of Minnesota and in the city.

Prayer Burdens:

  • Pray for the follow-up appointments with the most responsive students that were contacted
  • Pray for a full-time team for the University of Minnesota
  • Pray for a meeting hall for the church in Minneapolis