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Dear CU Martus Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

“As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him…” Psalm 103.15-17

There are glimmers of hope. It is still winter in Philadelphia as I write this– and this week is particularly wintry– but there is the promise of renewal. It is in these almost-but-not-yet days of spring that a day of 32° and snow is followed by a day of 65° and sun. Maybe that is appropriate for Lent: it is a season of lament, but the hope of Easter morning is on the horizon. It is most definitely winter, but spring is coming! Praise God for His lovingkindness to us. We are incredibly creaturely, undeniably mortal, and yet His steadfast love is eternal, and He is leading us to dwell in His presence forever. That is the ultimate hope to which all other hopes point. As we press on to that day, please pray for:

Please pray:

  • Steadfastness among our students. They have 1 ½ months left in the semester. While it will go fast, they will need perseverance to continue with virtual classes. Pray that in the midst of the grind they would remain diligent in their Bible courses.
  • Our new student executive team: Kassidy, Leo, Justin, and Gabby. Pray that they would lead with humility and boldness as they keep their eyes fixed on Jesus.
  • Penn spring athletes who, for the second year in a row, are practicing with no competitive season to look forward to. Pray that they would persevere in the midst of that discouragement and that they would be positive spiritual mentors to younger student-athletes.
  • The class of 2024. What a year it has been for them! From last spring’s high school graduation until now, many of them have had a pretty isolated and isolating experience. Pray for divine appointments to spring up, that they would be encouraged in their faith.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Tucker Else
Ministry Director
Christian Union Martus