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Dear Friends and Partners,

As we draw near to the end of 2016, we pause to give thanks and praise to God for his goodness and grace to us during these past months – particularly in our gospel ministry here on the campus of Princeton University.  Allow me to share a few highlights from the fall months, as well as a few ways that you can be praying for our ministry in the month ahead.

We praise God for a full semester of Bible courses, all of which made their way through the Gospel of Mark. Well over 400 students participated in these courses this semester, and our ministry fellow team did a fantastic job of challenging them with God’s Word, confronting them with the identity, purpose, and mission of Jesus Christ, and calling students to respond in repentance, faith, and discipleship. We are confident that this weekly exposure to the powerful Word of God will have a transformative effect in the lives and hearts of the Princeton students we serve here.

As we come closer to the end of the semester, we are rejoicing that we have a fantastic new set of student leaders waiting in the wings to step forward into fuller roles of leadership. As you may know, we greatly value student ownership in the ministry here, and we are excited about a new group of leaders who are passionate about making a difference for Christ on the campus of Princeton.

Our new ministry center in Princeton – the Melrose Center – continues to be prepared for full usage by the Christian Union ministry students. After painting and some minor repairs are completed, we greatly look forward to utilizing this amazing space for prayer meetings, Bible courses, meals, and leadership gatherings. We continue to thank God for the generosity of ministry partners who have made the purchase of this ministry center possible.

Would you please consider joining with us in prayer, during the coming weeks, for the following items:

Our annual “Ski Safari” will happen as usual at the end of January – just after the completion of final exams. We are praying for a large group of students to join us for this week, which will include skiing, fellowship, and fun, but also significant and lengthy times of biblical teaching, prayer, and corporate worship. We are praying that believing students would be strengthened in their faith during this time, and that students who have not yet decided to follow Jesus would repent and believe in him completely.

We are hopeful that the semester ahead, back on the campus of Princeton, would be a particularly powerful one as it relates to bold and courageous witness to Jesus Christ in and through the lives and words of our students. Would you join us in praying that there would not be a corner, group, or social sphere on campus that does not have exposure to the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ this year?


Jon Nielson

Christian Union Ministry Director
Princeton University

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