Student Spring Impact
Well, it finally came and went. We had a week-long evangelism outing with student from Washington. It definitely started out a little slow, poor weather meant less traffic and made it harder to initiate conversations. No doubt good things still came out of it, but it didn't match up to previous years in terms of turnout. But as the sun came out in the middle of the week, so did the moods and attitudes of all the students on campus. We unveiled a nine-square-in-the-air game, and one of our students said that he got more numbers through playing that than he had ever gotten during any other event. The Washington students also commented on how much fun and how much resolve they gained from it going back to their own campuses. God does amazing work even as we may get discouraged. He knows what He's doing, and will get done what He wants to get done, all we need to do is surrender to His will.
And finally, the project I spend the most time stressing and worrying about every year: Spring Showcase! It was great to see some of you come out for that! With about 1,000 people coming to the show, running it is always a stressful deal. But we had a lot of great acts, lots of great people who helped and volunteered, and as always in the end it was amazingly successful. The event raised over $20,000! It's only because of supporters like you that we could ever pull this off, whether you came or not, your support allows me to work on things like this. We already have talks on how to make next year's even bigger and better. All of the proceeds go to paying for students to attend SICM, the leadership conference we have in the summer. And this much money will go a long way for that. And if you weren't able to make it, I'm sorry that you missed out on my group's amazing country performance.
As always, thank you all for being beside me throughout this time. Whether you've been with me for a couple months, or since the beginning almost three years ago, thank you. Thank you for believing in me, for believing in the work we're doing here, and investing in college students' lives. I have faith that as long as we stick with it, God will multiply our investment in lives around the world.