After signing up 135 students during during the week of October 6-9 at the engineering quad and humanities school, God brought out many students the following week to English Clubs who, for the first time, heard about God's love and justice through Jesus. It was a very full week as we took an excursion on Saturday to Lago d'Orta and on Sunday two of our staff were also married. We were able to begin friendships with many chinese, turkish, iranian, polish, moraccan & italian students, some of them atheists! God was so faithful to bring to us many who want to know who He is. Some even came to the Sunday worship service and then traveled with us into the countryside for the wedding, which was an powerful testimony of what God can do in the life of a couple.
The last two weeks of November are critical for us. We are trying to touch base with many students to continue the relationships from last week. Please pray for this, that God would show us where He is causing His seed to grow. We desire the members of il Rifugio to reach out during this period in order to continue these eternal relationships.
Also, please also pray that God would continue to form 2 Timothy 2 servants who want to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. We continue to meet with young men and women who are in the intentional mentoring community at il rifugio. Last Monday night we discussed how God calls servants and puts a burden in their hearts to use their influence for the sake of the kingdom.
I challenged each student to take the material we are discussing from John Maxwell and share it with at least one other student. Our passion is multiplication and we know that only the Spirit can move young peoples hearts to reproduce Jesus' DNA into those around them.