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Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

We’ve been reading Exodus this summer and just finished the ten plagues, God’s deliverance of Israel through the Red Sea, and the beginnings of Israel’s journey to Mt Sinai. The students on our most recent Zoom call were dumbstruck at both the Egyptians and the Israelites. Which makes less sense: that Pharaoh and the Egyptians, who had ten times experienced firsthand the awesome power of the Lord, were foolish enough to follow the Israelites into the Red Sea? Or that the Israelites, who had seen the same and had been delivered from Egypt by the hand of the Lord, time and time again doubted the Lord's goodness and power and thought he was leading them to their death in the wilderness?

How desperate is our human condition, no matter what tribe we are from! We need grace to perceive and respond rightly to God and his mighty deeds! And praise God that He offers eyes that will really see and ears that will really hear through our Lord Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
—Philippians 4:10-14

Stanford students are comfortably in the cadence of summer, and of course I’d love to ask you to pray yet again for these cherished image bearers of God. May the Lamb of God rule in and through them, more and more, for his glory and for the joy of His people! But I want to focus this prayer letter on two non-students who are near and dear to our ministry.

Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Warm greetings from Christian Union Caritas!

This Friday is the final day of classes for the Spring Quarter. We praise God that the students we serve have made it through this challenging year!

Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Warm greetings from Christian Union Caritas!

Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

In our Psalms and Prayer night to kick off the spring quarter on Sunday, we feasted on the epic Psalm 18. We would commend the entire psalm to you! But for now, here are just the first few verses to whet your appetite:

Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

Last Thursday morning, a few of the fifth-year co-term men in Christian Union Caritas and I prayed through Psalm 25. The following verses, in particular, struck a chord in us:

Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and friends of the ministry,

In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; Jesus has overcome the world! (John 16:33)

As a ministry, we’ve been considering Jesus’s overcoming of the world through the perspective of Revelation in a four-week read-through of the book. For almost two thousand years, this apocalypse has helped readers look beyond their present tumults and see Jesus—unshaken, overcoming, and worthy beyond description. The book’s imagery can be so foreign to us and difficult to piece together, but the main message comes through loud and clear: Jesus saves and Jesus wins. We concur with the great multitude that cries out,
“Hallelujah!
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
...
Hallelujah!
For the Lord our God
     the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
     and give him the glory.”
(19:1, 6-7).

Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and other friends of the ministry,

Welcome to 2021!

We’ve been reading 1 Samuel over Zoom together during the break. The faith of Hannah, the intimacy between God and Samuel, the failures of Saul, God’s incredible promises and grace to David, and so much more have been instructive and encouraging.

Hello CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners and other friends of the ministry,


At the ministry’s Psalms and Prayer night last Sunday—the post-Thanksgiving final event of the quarter—a student shared Psalm 73. In a good way, we can’t shake the final verses:

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

As one of the most turbulent years in recent memory draws near to a close, the ministry would love support in prayer for the Stanford students CU Caritas serves. They are in the final stretches of this fall quarter, which ends November 20.