Nov 9, 2011

God Does Great Things in Mankato, Minnesota

Sammy Wanyonyi speaks to several hundred
students at Mankato State on November 4th
Sachi- Student from Japan
"When you first visited our campus I wasn't a believer. But I came out to hear you speak. It was really powerful and touching!  Soon after, I repented and gave my heart to Christ.  And yes, life is so much better!   Now, I am serving God and people to lift His name high here in Mankato! I am happy seeing more people getting saved and becoming bold here at MSU! God is moving!! I thank God so much for everything He is doing here. Thank you for coming to MSU."

That was Sachi (right), a student at Minnesota State University, Mankato as she prepared to help with the follow-up process for other students who came to Christ this past week at our Flame Night sponsored by SWIM and co-hosted with various campus ministries. 

Hip Hop Artist Flame gets the
crowd excited
Artist VRose gets the crowd excited
Like several other students who came out to the event Friday night, Sachi is an international student from Japan. She was referring to one of my earlier campus visits when plans for Flame Night were in their embryonic stage. I had spoken to a group of about 14 students that afternoon, brought together by Maranatha Christian Fellowship. She was one of them. Now, Sachi is a vibrant follower of Christ.

MSU Students enjoy the moment
MSU student Paulkani from India hosted MCs.
For 51 out of several hundreds of students that attended the Flame Night on November 4th, it is a day that they will remember forever. One in which they met and received Jesus Christ into their hearts as Lord and Savior. We rejoice in Christ's victory on the public University Campus.

Hip Hop Artist TruServa
Performs
For many others who attended Flame night but are yet to receive Christ, we believe their openness to come out and hear the presentation of the Gospel has ushered them closer to embracing the truth of Jesus Christ. It is our prayer that they will one day look back at that moment and, like Sachi, connect the dots to a new relationship with Jesus Christ. 

Sammy Challenges the students to receive Christ.
Fifty one students gave their lives
to Christ during the event
Please pray for the 51 students that came into a relationship with Christ to stand and grow in their faith.  Pray for the various campus ministries that are partnering with us in the follow-up process such as Intervarsity, Maranatha Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Life Family Church, New Creation Church, and many others working on the University.  One of the powerful outcomes of the outreach was the demonstrated unity in the Body of Jesus Christ as they help reach out to students in a secular arena.