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Dear CU Vita Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Greetings from Ithaca, NY! Thank you so much for your prayers and faithful support. We are happy to report that our students are thriving. Our Bible course groups are studying the Word each week. Most of our students are studying Acts and we have had rich discussions about mission and our Spirit-empowered witness for Jesus at Cornell. Our student-to-student discipleship program is up and running with students from every Bible course meeting in small groups of 2-4 each week to read the Bible, encourage one another and pray. A new weekly worship night is also happening at the Mott Center enabling students to seek the Lord together in praise and prayer, and in addition to this, a student-led prayer meeting is happening at Mott each week! Our students continue to work creatively during the pandemic to gather together for fellowship at Mott and virtually. Last weekend, one of our junior athletes on the Track and Field team hosted a Zoom trivia night. And we continue to add students to our Bible courses on a weekly basis. God is surely at work and we are grateful! Please continue to pray:

  • 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.
  • FFor our students, that they will continue to endure this difficult year, keeping Jesus first in their hearts and minds, confident in Him and strengthened by Him for their studies and other activities, and their witness for Christ at Cornell.
  • For Cornell University, that the virus infection rate remains low, and that revival would come with many across the campus coming to know and trust Christ for salvation.
  • For student leaders, thanking God for the many students that have stepped up to lead various programs, and that God will give them His love and energy to share the gospel of Christ with their friends, peers, and professors at Cornell.
  • For our staff, that we would walk in God’s Spirit and love, equipped to teach and mentor and lead in a way that would bless our students and help them mature in their relationship with Christ.

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

Jim Thomforde
Interim Ministry Director
Christian Union 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.