So it’s been just over a week since Mission Week ended, the Life course has begun and things still seem to be quite encouraging. The Life Course had several people attend with about 5 non-Christians going along, which is encouraging and more than last years Life Course which we ran. Whilst this is good that events are coming along, I can’t help but feel that some of the members of the CU did not catch the bug, that they didn’t quite get the full meaning of
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Matthew 28 v 18 – 20
This has been something that really struck me on the build up and throughout mission week. It really is our calling, everyones, to go out there and tell the world about Jesus. It’s one thing that I keep pointing out in my cell, and which I pointed towards in the last prayer meeting of Mission Week. It’s not just a week long thing and then we don’t have to do it anymore, it’s continual and we should always be looking to do it.
Fortunately I am not the only person who felt this, the CU exec and a few other members of the CU feel this and they are looking to run events and so on throughout the year. It seems as well that the Student Union here is also keen for us to continue to do events. They have given us the biggest budget out of all the societies here at the University, that is just so amazing, particularly when you hear about the events and going ons at other Universities (Birmginham, Exeter to name a couple). God is really working here, and it’s just amazing, there is such a Mission Team here, if only we can get those members who didn’t attempt to bring friends along, or who don’t feel as comfortable talking about the gospel, to learn that they don’t have to do it themselves, that Jesus is there with them and that he will use the situation and conversations they have.