Emceeing. I had the pleasure of serving in the emcee role alongside my good friend, Boaz Tang. He's creative, thoughtful, and I seize any moment I get to work with him.
This is my third year emceeing the winter conference and each year I grow to love it more. The role has different elements - connecting with the crowd, building the bridge between the speakers and audience, and sensing the Spirit's guidance. That means sometimes you lighten the mood through jokes and sometimes you press deeper into a hard heart topic. I'm thankful for a role that pushes me to depend on the Spirit.
To summarize my experience with Epic Movement, I came to understand God's love and his grace very well. I will continue in Epic leadership next year because I don't want God's work to stop with me. I want to extend God's love and his grace to other people on my campus so that they can come to know him, too.
- Josh Chu from New York shares his experience as student leader
Day of Faith. Students were trained in sharing their faith. We believe in the importance of evangelism in every Christian's life. We also believe that in order to grow more comfortable in evangelism, we must actually do it. So as part of the conference schedule, we carve out an afternoon to engage with people in Gospel conversations.
Brandon (centered) is another student from New York. One of his highlights of the conference? You guessed it, Day of Faith.
In total, we held 118 spiritual conversations, 24 gospel presentations, and we have a new family member in Jesus.
Family. If you're thinking this guy looks like me, well, that's because he's my nephew! Timothy is a freshman at the University of Massachusetts, my alma mater. He joined Epic on campus and have grown in his involvement since the Fall semester.
This is Timmy recapping his experience from the Day of Faith. It was his first time having an intentional conversation about the Gospel with someone. He shared how he was filled with anxiety but the Spirit gave him a sense of calmness and courage to enter into someone's life.
Not pictured: me, beaming with pride behind my camera and holding back tears. This was an unforgettable moment for me. Please continue praying for Timmy as he serves locally on campus!