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Dear CU Vita Cornerstone Partners and other friends of the ministry,

Greetings from Ithaca! We appreciate your prayers and the opportunity to update you on the ministry at Cornell! Most of our students have returned home to complete their work virtually and as we reflect back on the semester, we praise God for his goodness and grace to us in the face of very difficult circumstances. Our Bible courses finished strong and added new members every week throughout the semester. The Gospel of Mark gave us the opportunity to draw near to Jesus and gain confidence in Him and his work for us on the cross. Our weekly prayer meeting also finished on a strong note, with one freshman committing to start her own student-led prayer meeting in the spring. Also, two freshmen had such a meaningful experience in their Bible course that they are feeling led to co-lead a freshman Bible study next year. The sense of community at the Mott center continued to build throughout the semester, with students congregating there for not only Bible courses and prayer meetings, but also small social gatherings and studying. While there is still a lot of uncertainty about the year ahead, one thing is for sure, the Lord is at work in these amazing students!

Thank you for praying:

  • For student leaders, that more students will step up to lead with a willingness to serve their friends and the Cornell community in the coming year.
  • For our freshmen, thanking God for them and praying they will continue to develop solid friendships and be encouraged by the ministry and the message of the gospel.
  • For our students, that they will keep Jesus first in their hearts and minds, confident in Him as they finish their studies for the semester and get ready for winter break, and that God would bless them on their winter break and give them a vision for the spring semester.
  • For Cornell University, that the virus infection rate would remain low, and that revival would come with many across the campus coming to know and trust Christ for salvation, and for wisdom in planning the spring semester with respect to Covid.
  • For our staff, that we would have opportunities to encourage our students while they are away on winter break, and that we would prepare well for the spring semester.

Thank you for partnering with us in prayer for Cornell and the students of Christian Union Vita!


The Faculty and Students of CU Vita

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