York Update: Josiah is continuing to improve! I would say he is about 90% well now! Praise the Lord!!! We have been able to go out hiking a bit as a family. I was also able to take Josiah out to a movie recently. And Janelle and I have (for the first time in 3 years) been able to get away for a few hours do things like hiking, hanging out with friends, and grocery shopping (woohoo!). Thank you so much for praying for Josiah and for us Yorks!
I just returned from Santa Barbara last week. It was an amazing trip! Here are some of the highlights:
ONE: I had lunch with Jordan. Jordan and his wife are on CRU staff in Santa Barbara and have been investing in reaching Santa Barbara City College for a few years now. It was so refreshing to spend time with him! He is really passionate about making disciples that make disciples at Santa Barbara City College, and he is SO EXCITED to hear of our vision and strategy.
TWO: Jordan and I had coffee with Jonathan, a college pastor at a church very near the city college. We are all on the same page: wanting to equip students to share their faith and make disciples. Jonathan, Jordan and I already have dates planned to do outreach on campus as soon as school starts in the fall. We are so excited to see what the Lord will do at Santa Barbara City College!
THREE: While doing our spiritual survey on campus, I had the privilege of talking with an international student from Japan. He had never heard the Gospel before nor read the Bible! I shared the Gospel with him and showed him how he could read the Bible. I asked him if he’d want to get connected to a Bible study in the fall when school starts up again, and he said YES!
The Yorks are passionate about bringing the Gospel to the nations - especially the unreached of the world (those who have no access to the Gospel). They are convinced that the greatest impact they can have in reaching the unreached is by multiplying disciples on college campuses and equipping churches to be missional disciple-makers.