After a few last minute cancellations and additions, we set off for the international student conference with 22 students. We are so very thankful for the group that God assembled–there was a special closeness that we all experienced. Fun, games, and food abounded, but so did deep topics, conversations, and vulnerable sharing. We spent time considering journeys, both literal and our life stories. K shared his spiritual journey, and students were asked to create their own lifeline.
When given the opportunity to share with the group, we were overwhelmed with the response. Many students opened up, and it was such a gift (both hard and precious) to hear what many of them have already endured and overcome in life. As we ended our time together, students were challenged to consider the difference between false peace and true and lasting peace. Representing multiple faith backgrounds, and several nations, we are trusting that God is at work in each life, no matter where they are in their journey. Thank you for praying so faithfully!