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Greetings from Harvard,

It feels like the new year has sprung upon us all too quickly, with students already returning to campus over the past few days and continuing into this weekend. While it has been mostly quiet, God has certainly been at work. Over Winter break many of our students were reading ‘Making Sense of God’ by Tim Keller, which we gave out at the end of last semester at our book giveaway outreach event. A group of our students even met over video chat during the break to discuss the book. In addition, our Seeking God ministry team lead “SkyPrayer Calls” during the break, where students were gathered virtually for times of devotion and prayer. We praise God for the stirring of his Spirit in our midst and for the initiative in prayer seen in our students and our student leaders.

We also would love for you to join us in praying for the following:

  • That God would give our staff and student leaders grace and stamina as we relaunch Bible Courses over the next two weeks.
  • That our students would be refreshed at our Winter Retreat (this upcoming Saturday February 2nd) and that they would be able to refocus spiritually and prioritize Jesus in their lives as they begin the Spring semester.

I have been really encouraged recently by Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:31-33 (italics mine):

Therefore do not be anxious, saying ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘what shall we drink’ or ‘what shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

I am reminded that God is a gracious Father, who only gives good gifts. So let us draw near, enjoy His presence, and ask for whatever we need. Let us cast our cares on Him and trust him with our worries and anxieties. I hope the start of your year is marked by a sense of God’s gracious presence and His peace that surpasses understanding.

We thank God for your partnership in this ministry and for your continued support in prayer.

Fady Ghobrial
Ministry Fellow
Harvard College Faith and Action

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