Over 120 students heard the gospel over the two weeks of our winter project. As you may know, I came down to Argentina on a Summer Project with about 20 other college students and staff. We had a great meeting people and sharing the gospel in relatable ways with the college students of La Plata. This year marks the first year without a summer project. Its a bittersweet experience, but we decided to plan our own project here in our city with our very own student leaders. We wanted to see the benefits of a summer project right here at home.
The week before was spent in prayer for the Lord to work over the project. About 4 hours a day we spent praying for this new experience with our students. The over two weeks there was a focus on every student involved in our movement having two spiritual conversations per day. I was amazed at the drive and commitment from our students.
The Architecture Campus:
One conversation in particular that stands out to me was with a girl Johana. She studies Architecture and is from far down south in Argentina. She was taking a break from her class and we (Sam a fellow STINTer, Gaby a new student leader, and myslef) asked her if she wanted to do a picture survey about her life and spiritual things. She agreed and then as the questions went along, she revealed to us that her parents were once Catholics and now had converted to be Muslims, following the Islamic faith. She was in a confused middle ground between the two. She was practicing parts of both religions without knowing why.
We shared with her how it is possible to have a personal relationship with God and how He is not looking for us to do things to earn that relationship. How the concept of Grace says that we receive a relationship with Christ not by who we are or what we've done. We all fall short of God's glory.
This hit so close to home for her, that when we told her that the Lord was waiting for her and wanted this relationship, she said, "Of course!" Almost like she was saying why wouldn't I want that? It was amazing to see her heart laid out in front of us. She was so ready for that conversation, showing me once again that I'm not able to change lives!
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