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Dear Cornerstone Partners and friends of CU Lux,

A student asked me two weeks ago, “How should I read the Bible?” “Read it as a story,” I said, “read it as the story of God becoming the story of God’s people.”

As Christians, the story of God changes everything. Jesus has a way of shifting our life-script and changing the way our story reads. Joy, hope, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and love act as subjects of newly formed sentences. Page after page, we find ourselves in paragraphs of new life. It is Jesus, the Author of Life, rewriting our story and empowering us to deal with the other subjects– sadness, anxiety, distress, and evil– that seek to override our script.

There are so many ways a student’s story can be written at Yale.

A junior male student at Pierson College began this semester questioning God’s existence. But after listening to his roommate pray in the shower, he decided to attend our weekly pop-in prayer meetings.

A senior student at Jonathan Edwards College, who came to faith as a freshman in one of our Bible courses, expressed his interest in learning Hebrew and Greek to study the scriptures in their original languages.

A first-year female student in Branford College died by suicide at the age of 18. Our CU Lux community got together to mourn the loss of life and create a space to address the reality of depression, loneliness, and suicidal inclinations at Yale. To provide love and support, ministry fellows and student leaders responded by holding one-on-one sessions for prayer and pastoral counseling.

We want to express our deepest gratitude for your continued partnership and prayer. Together, we can be a living testimony at and for Yale that the Creator God is writing our story with the Word of God.

Please join us in praying Isaiah 40:28-31 for Yale.
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
    his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
    and to him who has no might he increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
    and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.


Ben Pascut
Ministry Director
Christian Union Lux