The Yorks now live in Folsom. We are so thankful that we are already seeing the Lord’s blessing on this new era of being in the greater Sacramento area. To the left you’ll see our Soularium spiritual survey table setup at American River College. I am there every Wednesday connecting with spiritually interested students.
It is encouraging to remember that this is exactly how ministry began at Hancock College in Santa Maria about a year ago. Now, there is a thriving ministry reaching Hancock College: three retired folks and three key student leaders sharing the Gospel and leading Bible studies on campus. They also have a weekly meeting where they eat a meal together and study apologetics. Our prayer is that the Lord would do a similar work here at American River College. And Folsom Lake College. And Sacramento City College. And Sierra College. And Cosumnes River College. And Modesto Junior College. And Delta College… and the many other community colleges in the Sacramento area and beyond.
Modesto Junior College is just like all the other 113 community colleges in California. Students are busy studying for classes, working a job or two to make ends meet, and attempting to sort through the brokenness of their families, their friends, and their communities. Many of these students are very ready to open up about their lives and talk about spiritual things.
My good friend Chinh is the pastor of young adults and outreach at a Manteca church. Now that I live only an hour away, I get to go on campus regularly with him and his team (including a handful of retired folks from his church) to help them start a community of disciple-makers on campus.
Last week we had the privilege of sharing the Gospel with a few dozen students. Oh what an honor it is to share the Gospel from John 3:16 and hear a student say, “No, I’ve never heard this before.”
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.