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Dear Prayer Partners,

As always, we give thanks to God for your ongoing support. As I write this, we are looking forward to an outreach event this afternoon: a screening of the film Emanuel and conversation with producer Dimas Salaberrios, a long-time friend of Christian Union. While the event will already have taken place by the time you are reading this, please pray that the conversation would continue and that hearts would continue to be stirred and drawn to the Lord by the film's powerful witness to the Spirit of forgiveness.

Dear Prayer Partners,

I deeply appreciate you and all the prayers that you have offered to the Lord on our behalf in 2019!

As you may know, every Christian Union Bible Course on every campus studied Colossians this fall. The theme of Thanksgiving resounds throughout Paul’s letter. As this holiday season can easily be filled with unchecked expectations and the strangest of insecurities, I encourage all of you who know and love God to enter into the Christmas season “already full”. Full of joy with the good news that God has lifted the crushing burden of sin off our shoulders. Full of the abundant life Christ has given us in exchange. Full of many good moments with family, friends, and members of Christ’s body. Fully assured in all the will of God — that he is working out holiness in you and bringing to more maturity in Him.

Dear Prayer Partners,

I hope this update finds you well! Thank you for praying for our requests last month — God has been answering student’s requests on the prayer board, our alumni panel was a big hit, and students have been taking next steps of faith since the fall retreat, particularly in the areas of seeking God.

“… if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard …” Colossians 1:23

Dear Prayer Partners,

Praise be to Christ Jesus, the only sure foundation upon which we stand here at Yale! This semester, we're seeing in Colossians how the only way to continue in the Christian life is the same way that we began in the Christian life—by grace, through faith!

Good afternoon prayer partners,

We are nearing the end of our 4-week freshmen outreach, and we have welcomed with great joy a new crop of young men and women who want to know, love and pursue God here.

This last month has been a season of testing and trial; a mixture of pangs of discouragement combined with moments of joy and delight. Looking back, we are thankful for each of the new students God has brought into the ministry and for each gospel exposure, touch of kindness, and warm welcome we’ve been able to extend to the class of 2023. It’s not lost on me that our strength for this task came daily through the ministry of prayer.

As the pressure of the semester begins to increase, I ask that you’d pray for protection over our community from any of Satan’s classic schemes of gossip, disunity, or grumbling. Rather, pray that we would “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion hearts, kindness, humility, meekness and patience” - Colossians 3:12

I also ask that you pray for God to move and be glorified in our midst during our Fall Retreat at the Incarnation Center, 11-13 October. There’s an appropriately-high expectation amongst our students that God is on the move and desiring to give us more of himself.

Thank you for your prayers. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you all!

Warmly,

 

Clay Cromer
Ministry Director
Christian Union Lux


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Greetings from Yale!

As I drove through town yesterday, there was a distinct increase in activity as students are moving back into their dorms and preparing to start classes next week. Our own ministry team and students are in the middle of Pre-retreat, where they are preparing their hearts and minds to welcome the incoming Frosh class with the love of Christ and invite them into our community. Please pray for their time together as they seek the Lord and plan events and strategies to welcome a new class of students.

Pray that the Spirit would grip them to love God whole-heartedly and to walk with bold faith. As they return to campus, a fast-paced season awaits. Along with tackling another semester at Yale, they’ll be navigating a robust line-up of events and following up with students they meet. Pray they would be fruitful as they intentionally seek out other students to offer friendship and the good news of the Kingdom.

Pray for our ministry team as they set up new Bible Courses and begin mentoring relationships with students, that the Lord would sustain them and they would be sensitive to the Spirit’s leading as they navigate conversations with new people.

Pray for the students of Yale at large - that in this season of transition and change, the Spirit would be at work in their hearts to ready them for an encounter with the Lord Jesus.

Thank you for your prayers on our behalf and for the students of Yale!

Joy,

Callie Cromer
Administrative Assistant
Christian Union Lux


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