What an amazing three days at Cabrillo College!
Here are some highlights:
Having coffee with Kyle, a college pastor at a nearby church
It was wonderful to visit with a local college pastor and dream about reaching the campus together! We look forward to partnering with Kyle and his college group to make disciples at Cabrillo College. One of our first goals for starting a CRU movement on a campus is finding a local leader; it appears we have found one in Kyle. What an answer to prayer!
Seeing Casey (a new believer) enjoying community
Several months ago when we were doing spiritual surveys on campus at Cabrillo College, we met Casey. Casey put her faith in Jesus the second day we were on campus! It was wonderful to see her again, growing in her faith. She continues to be connected to the weekly campus Bible study, and we are so thankful that there is now a growing community around her.
Daniel said, "I am so filled with joy!" as we shared the Gospel with students
On Monday, we went on campus to set up the table survey and do some clipboard surveys (a simple way to get to know students and find out their spiritual interest). As Daniel and I were clipboarding, he says to me, "I am so filled with joy!"
It fills me with joy to hear students say they are filled with joy as they lovingly share the Gospel with other students!
Watching the formation of two Bible studies on campus
On Tuesday, the second day we were on campus, we had a Bible study right there in the quad (the main hangout area of campus). Several students joined, and it was agreed that Daniel will continue to lead a Bible study weekly at that time. And then on Wednesday, we did another Bible study..... and once again, we had half a dozen students join. Cody agreed to lead a weekly Wednesday Bible study.
Daniel training Tryston in the clipboard spiritual survey
We were staying with good friends of ours in Felton: Tom and Heath. Tom told us on our second day as we were eating dinner together: "You know, I need to connect you with Tryston; he is a college student at Cabrillo College and loves the Lord." Logan texted Tryston and we agreed to meet up the next day on campus.
When we met him on campus the next day, we shared with him what we are all about: starting a discipleship movement (CRU) on campus. He said, "I'm in!" We showed him a few Bible study tools, and then Daniel took him out to do some evangelism (the clipboard survey). The first guy they talked to was a believer named Adrian who was also excited to join us. Adrian and Trystan are now being equipped to share their faith; we pray that they too would soon be discipling others.
Sitting at a table in the cafeteria and having students we had just met bringing their friends over to the table to take the spiritual survey
Later that same day, we were eating lunch together at the school cafeteria. Before we knew it, several others students were joining us to learn more about CRU. Logan and I soon had to leave to head back home to Sonora. As we left, several students (whom we had just taught how to do the spiritual survey) were now drawing friends of theirs over to the table to take them through the spiritual survey. By the time we left, it seemed we had at least 15 students who had expressed interest in joining CRU at Cabrillo College.
What an amazing trip!
We left praising God for an amazing three days. We felt like we were living the modern book of Acts.
Thank you for praying for us and praising God with us for His faithfulness.
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.