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Dear Cornerstone Partners and friends of CU Lux,

Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9). Life during COVID-19 becomes much easier, more meaningful, and beautiful when we bring the goodness of God to others. For this esteemed reason, our students at CU Lux selected Galatians 6:9 to guide all our endeavors this semester.

God has already told us what is good: to pursue justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8). Doing good, of course, is the work of God in us and through us. We not only hold fast to what is good (Romans 12:9), we are also called to embody every perfect gift that comes from above in word and deed (James 1:17).

Surely His goodness followed us this semester. We’ve witnessed it following the tragic shooting and death of Kevin Jiang, a godly student from our CU Lux family. We marveled at God having the power to take something inherently evil and use it for good. It’s a miracle that the Yale Daily News boasted about Kevin’s faith, how his love for God blessed everyone in the community. It’s also a miracle that each testimony during the memorial service organized by the university featured a mini gospel presentation about the power of God in Kevin’s life. Jesus wept (John 11:35). Our students wept, and nearly seven hundred members of the Yale community witnessed God’s glory (vs. 40).

God’s most extraordinary goodness is in granting us his resurrection power to overcome all the cycles of distress, decay, and death in and around us. When Lazarus came out of the tomb with his hands, feet, and face wrapped in funeral bandages, Jesus charged the eyewitnesses saying, “Unbind him, and let him go” (vs. 44).

Empowered by the gospel of our Lord, CU Lux students know that the power of resurrected life does not begin in the future. It starts now. Amid a difficult season of much weariness, they keep ripping off funeral bandages from each other and their peers. They count it all joy, through weekly prayer meetings and Bible studies, to remove everything that stands in the way of experiencing and embodying God’s goodness.

Surely His goodness and mercy shall follow us at Yale (Psalm 23:6) as we continue to carry out Jesus’ imperative. Who are you going to unbind this week (John 11:44)?

Prayer points

  • For five students to make a decision for Jesus by the end of this semester
  • For our chapel guest speakers to bring the good news with conviction and transformative power
  • For the number of students in Bible courses to double by the Fall of 2021
  • For financial assistance for the Senior Banquet and speaker honorariums
  • or hundreds of students to attend our forthcoming Spring outreach event


Ben Pascut
Ministry Director
Christian Union Lux