12th March 2017
"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.." 1 John 3:1
Greetings from Brisbane! This month has been an exciting one as we have fully launched into the semester and have already seen God add over 50 new students to our club ENCampus at the University of Queensland (UQ)! Thank you for your prayers and standing in faith with us. ENCampus exists to honour God and make disciples on the university campuses-that is what we have been focused on this past month; engaging new students and inviting them to start their discipleship journey with us.
Market day and Intro night to our club were a great success where we were able to connect with new students and start forming relationships with them. Thank you for your prayers and support to make this possible! We have connected with a lot of international students as well as local Australian students.
Our weekly life groups provide the opportunity for our students to grow spiritually in an environment of trust and transparency. These life groups run daily on campus and led predominantly by our students. We have life groups up and running at UQ, QUT and Griffith Universities. Please pray for the growth of these life groups and for fruitfulness.
University of Queensland
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Edwina (below) is a staff member working in the Law department at QUT. She was reached back in 2014 when she accepted Jesus and has since been growing in her faith and being discipled. She started a life group last week at QUT and plans to run several reaching both staff and students. Iris (below) is a Chinese student studying a Masters in Accounting at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Iris recently recommitted her heart to Jesus and shared the gospel with her roommate Emma who is studying with her. We have started the discipleship journey with Emma and they are both attending Edwina's life group at QUT. Please pray for these ladies.
Griffith Uni Southbank
This past month, we have been prayer walking around Griffith University Southbank QCA (Queensland College of Arts) and have been engaging with students. Here is a short clip of after the prayer walk. Adele (in the white shirt) graduated from this university end of last year. She also became a Christian last year and has been involved with ENCampus and our church here in Brisbane. She has a heart for her campus and goes back twice a week to prayer walk and share her faith. Marius, Nimrod and Tina (pictured either side of her) are also there in support and have been instrumental in this outreach. So far, Adele is connecting with her past teachers and colleagues and we've been equipping her to start her own life group on campus.
Below is Adele's testimony video that was filmed end of last year just before her graduation from QCA. Here, she shares her journey coming to Christ.
Griffith Nathan Campus
Griffith University is run across five locations throughout Brisbane and Gold Coast and has currently over 45,000 students. Our heart is to engage the students on these campuses with the Gospel and see many of these students impacting their campuses.