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Dear CU Lumine Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

“This felt like I was back home.”

Those words were spoken by one of the football players after our CU Lumine Grilling/BBQ event at the ministry center on the last Sunday of July. We had over 30 students gather for one final summer event to celebrate what God did during our summer Bible courses as we studied the Gospel of John.
The students will be wrapping up Summer B classes or internships and heading home for a few weeks before the fall semester. On behalf of all the students who are a part of CU Lumine, thank you for your continued support and prayers for this ministry. We could not have done this past year without you.

It was encouraging to see that our student leadership (exec and ministry team leaders) just concluded a 30 day fast seeking the Lord for CU Lumine and our new small groups initiative. Each ministry team has been planning out the calendar for the fall and our students are looking forward to pre-retreat happening from August 27th to 29th. During pre-retreat, we will be spending time seeking God, talking about biblical community, and planning out ways we can welcome freshmen to the campus during NSOP (New Student Orientation Program) and the weeks to follow!

Would you please join us in praying for:

  1. Pre-Retreat: pray for those attending pre-retreat in a few weeks. Pray that God would visit us during our times of seeking Him and give us the creativity and wisdom to plan freshman welcoming events during NSOP
  2. Student ministry leaders and the executive team: pray for the student leaders as they plan for the upcoming semester. Pray that God would give them wisdom and the strength they need to accomplish all their tasks. Pray that the summer would be refreshing times for their hearts.
  3. Incoming Freshmen: pray for the new students joining Columbia this fall. Pray that they would be able to connect with Christian Union Lumine students and experience the hope of the gospel through deep, meaningful relationships.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are truly grateful for your love.

Stan Thomas
Ministry Director
Christian Union Lumine

Please note: if you would like to receive regular updates on how to pray for Christian Union's work at Columbia, please email prayer@christianunion.org.