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Save the Date

Join Christian Union New York for our annual Fall Kick-Off on September 29, 2018.

Sail down the Hudson and into New York Harbor on the yacht Manhattan II with graduate students and young professionals. Guests can enjoy snacks, beer, wine, and soft drinks as they get to know other Christians and hear more about what Christian Union has to offer in the city. This will be an opportunity for professionals in New York City to build connections and consider what it means to engage in work and culture redemptively together.

Faithful in the Little Things; Your Gift to Freshman Outreach Matched Today — Up to $25,000; Please Join Us in a 21 Day Fast; Solzhenitsyn's Prophecy; Go Forward in What God is Calling You to Do in Life and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
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“I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.”
— Nehemiah 1:4

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I pray your summer has been full of fun, rest and, most of all, Christ. Campus here at Brown has been quiet since graduation back on Memorial Day weekend. Outside of a few students who have remained in Providence for internships, research and/or work, the majority of our students are dispersed around the globe. Matt Woodard, Ministry Director of Christian Union at Brown University, Laurel Copp, Ministry Fellow, and I have been busy catching up on some professional development and preparing for the fall semester. Additionally, we have gathered the few remaining students for a study of the book of Revelation. Though we haven’t been able to gather as often as we had hoped, the times we’ve gotten together have been fun times of catching up and trying to wrap our minds and hearts around this crazy book of the Bible. We’d love your prayers as we meet a few more times between now and the beginning of August. Please pray that God would not only enlighten our minds but encourage our hearts and empower obedience as we finish up this final book of the Bible.

We hope that you are having a blessed summer. Our students are currently enjoying their summer vacation and/or working all over the globe on various projects, internships and summer jobs. Our staff continues to prepare for the fall semester.

Dear friends of Christian Union at Cornell,

Summer casts students far and wide, while a handful remain on campus to conduct research or fill in a class or two. Irrespective of their specific job or responsibility this summer, we’re thankful that they belong to Christ and that he holds them fast.

Hello from Dartmouth,

There’s not too much to report from here. We as staff have been taking turns going on vacation, which has been good for the soul. We are excited to be back together to start brainstorming and dreaming about this next year.

Hello, prayer partners.

Thank you for remembering us and the Lord’s work here in your prayers. And to inform your prayers, I want to give you a few updates.

Reading the newspaper this past month has been enormously interesting – from the political theatre of Supreme Court nominations, NATO summits and Helsinki, to the new Mr. Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? in a throwback to a “kinder, gentler America”, to Microsoft’s announcement of breaking the $100 billion in annual revenue – in their race with Apple, Facebook and Google to be the first trillion-dollar company. July, by any measure, has been a remarkable month.

Dear Friends and Partners of Christian Union at Penn,

We are two-thirds of the way through the summer, Philadelphia has experienced a heatwave and the summer Bible course discussion on Tim Keller’s The Prodigal God has come to a fruitful close. Vacationing and visiting the sites of some early churches in Turkey were rejuvenating (a ten year wedding promise fulfilled by God’s provision). Professional development has been positively challenging (more below). Working remotely the last few weeks have increased the value of an assortment of Starbucks. I miss Tucker, Kelly and Mae, the Penn team.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As I am writing you, it is a beautiful summer day here in Princeton. As you might expect, our ministry schedule looks somewhat different during the summer months. As a ministry staff, we take this opportunity to continue building relationships with students and also to prepare and recharge for next year. In this letter, I want to specifically highlight several of our summer initiatives and ask for your prayers for those initiatives which are still ongoing.