Power of Prayer

Hey All,

Summer is coming to a close, which means fall semester is right around the corner, which is a super exciting time! I don't have a lot of updates from the past month, since most of my work time has been spent fundraising to prepare financially for the rest of this year. Thank you again to those of you who have so generously consented to or decided to start supporting campus ministry, and Nicole and I.

I do have some very urgent prayer requests though, some of you know about these already. My heart is heavy about these situations and for these students. We need to be in prayer for them, so please join me in that.


  • A student of ours recently attempted suicide, and another recently checked into a care facility for suicidal thoughts. Both are getting care and help, but please be in prayer for these two students.
  • A student in our ministry recently experienced the death of his father by cancer and this past month, his older brother committed suicide. Please lift this family up in your prayers. Give them comfort, let them be near to God, and prayer for his brother. 
  • There been an instance of sexual assault and sexual harassment involving death threats with two of the women in our ministry. Please lift these situation up in prayer for God's healing, his power and strength in the lives of these women, and for comfort. 
  • Please pray for wisdom for us as a staff as these and other situations arise and we need to shepherd our community in the midst of these. We need wisdom beyond our years and understanding, and that comes from God. 
Thank you guys again for your prayers and support. God is good, and he can bring good to these awful situations. I'm reminded of Romans 12 now, and I hope you'll read this with me and let it frame our prayers for these situations. 

"9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. "


In Christ, 
Ryan

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