It’s “O” week on the university campuses here and the whole church is abuzz with the excitement of it. “O” week is the equivalent of our first week of school in September. The daily outreach to set up Bible studies and invite students to church is relentless.
The one year challenge for young people to commit themselves to spending a year here as campus interns has gone out to churches worldwide. Currently, three recent college graduates (and one on the way when he gets his Visa requirements straightened out) have delayed careers and graduate school, paid their own way here, and are accepting the hospitality of disciples here for room and board. Sam, Poursia, and Elizabeth have come for the great adventure of seeking the lost on campuses throughout the greater Jo’burg area.
This week the University of Johannesburg, which has 6 disciples as students there, had 37 visitors at Bible talk and set up 20 personal Bible studies. Other universities here have had similar victories. The church as a whole is experiencing great impact. The first Sunday we were here we worshipped in a region with 370 disciples and over 880 in attendance. This was not a special outreach Sunday—just wonderful evidence of God at work in the church here!