I met Daniel on campus at Columbia College (in Sonora) a bit over a year ago. Daniel loves the Lord and was looking for a way to make an impact for the Gospel at Columbia College. I am so thankful for the privilege that God gave me to disciple Daniel! After meeting regularly with him and teaching him One Thing Studies and Discovery Studies, he was anxious to pour his life into others. I remember the first time I took him out Clipboarding (our mobile spiritual survey). Within a few minutes he was leading the way and I was having a hard time catching up as he approached students walking on campus and engaged them in our survey. Soon Daniel was leading a Bible Study on campus and then doing all of the legwork to make us an official campus club.
I love Daniel's commitment and passion. At one point he told me about his intentions to transfer to Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz. Of course I was bummed to be 'losing' him in Sonora. But I was so excited (and not surprised) when he informed me that he couldn't wait to share the Gospel and make disciples at Cabrillo College. I told him that I want to do everything I can to help him make it happen.
I get texts and phone calls from Daniel regularly telling God-Stories about his time doing spiritual surveys on campus. He already has met a handful of students who have expressed interest!
Next week Logan and Jessika Hensley and I will be driving to Santa Cruz to spend three days helping Daniel make disciples at Cabrillo College. Here are some things you can pray for us:
1) That the Lord would use us to be a HUGE encouragement to Daniel.
2) That the Lord would connect us to some local churches and leaders who grab ahold of the vision to make disciples at Cabrillo College.
3) That as we do spiritual surveys on campus with Daniel, the Lord would connect us to believing students who would want to join us. May the Lord connect us with more Daniels!
4) That as we lovingly share the Gospel with students, the Lord might use us to bring some to saving faith.
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.