Thank you to the Schanks for sharing your testimony with us. It is a good reminder to pursue God before all things, no matter where we are in life.
What kinds of questions are students asking, and where are they looking for answers? Also, the conclusion (hopefully) to our car saga.
We were blessed with the opportunity to share the gospel with a student named Matt, though we thought we were going to a support appointment! There are also several pictures of the first Primetime this year, as we slowly transition off the Madison campus.
Trent makes "tents" to help support us as we raise support for full-time staff. Also, this is our WORLDVIEW ISSUE with stories from around the globe!
Written from Florida while we were at New Staff Training (we both joined official staff), Trent writes about sharing the gospel with students on the beach who prayed to recieve Christ! Also in this issue is a way you can get involved in the Great Comission by answering emails from fervent seekers and some Biblical truths we learned in our seminary courses.
The Lord ends Tara's time at UW Madison with a bang: Sara decides to place her faith in Christ! We also have a timeline with future outlook from Madison, to Minneapolis, to (hopefully) France within a couple years! Lastly, there's a re-cap of the 'Bradley Bunch.'
The Lord had a surprise for us in Panama City Beach, FL, for our spring break evangelistic trip. There was a French camera crew from a national news station that wanted to do a documentary on American alternative Spring Breaks! Though they were not able to film our large-group meeting, they met Tara, who speaks French, and filmed her sharing the gospel with high school girls who didn't mind the camera. Graciously, God drew them to Himself, and they prayed to receive Christ despite the cameras!
Trent gratuates from Herzing College and begins his application for Campus Crusade staff. Tara had a rough month feeling disconnected from God, so He was at work teaching her more about prayer and His faithfulness.
God totally blessed our outreach "Porn Nation," which, to be honest, was a bit tricky to advertise. Michael Leahy does this presentaion all over the nation, and at Madison it drew a larger crowd than the UW's largest theater has ever seen! Thousands of students came, and hundreds indicated descisions to recieve Christ. Also, God gave Tara's hometown friend and UW sophomore, Becky, a dream that led her to ask Tara about Him. She is now a sister in Christ!
This issue features an International Christmas outreach in Madison- potluck style. Many international students and families came. Then, right after Christmas, we had the annual TCX (Twin Cities Xperience) conference. Thousands of students from around the region came, worshipped, learned, fed the hungry, and dedicated their lives to stewardship with the Lord.
I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.