We had a great time hosting staff and students from Washington State and Montana State over their spring break. We saw God at work in the lives of students (both out of town and in Portland). There is something about being in the city that spurs great compassion and a heart for the lost. God uses the experience of serving the homeless and interacting with a wide spectrum of people to expand their view of him. It was good to see God soften people hearts for the city and the lost.
God connected us with leaders on at least two new campuses and the potential for a significant group of Asian Americans is off the charts thanks to the efforts of the spring breakers. What a privilege it was to mobilize the spring breakers strategically to help make Christ known on all the campuses in Portland.
I got this text from a MSU staff intern who joined us for the week. He was in a small group with me back in the day at MSU and wrote “God broke me for the city. I’m going to apply to some business and law schools in the Portland area. Could you use me and my wife as volunteer staff?”
This is the last day we were with the group. We were overlooking the city where my co-leader Justin was giving them vision for reaching the 100 thousand college students of Portland with the gospel and inviting them to join us in Portland. Powerful time.