Thursday, October 23, 2008
Another Collegiate Experience
While we were in Lansing, MI, Bob connected us with a young couple in E. Lansing who are helping with the Navigator ministry at Michigan State University. The full-time staff has had to step away because of a serious family medical situation. This left no staff at the campus. Three young couples stepped up to keep the ministry alive. We had the wonderful opportunity to spend the evening with Nick and Emma, one of these couples. Nick works as an engineer and Emma is a grad student at MSU. They met through and were involved in the Navigators at MSU as undergrads. They moved back to E. Lansing for Emma to go to grad school and to help with the ministry. We happened to be in town on the night of their first Nav Nite. They invited us to have Middle Eastern food with them before the meeting. It was so enjoyable to talk with them and hear their passion and heart for the ministry. They are excited and encouraged about the students they have involved. When we got to Nav Nite, we understood why. The students were so great! They instantly welcomed us and asked us tons of questions and seemed genuinely excited about having us there. We spent some time getting to know them and then Nick shared from the Word. We broke up into small groups to talk about what he had shared. After this, a couple guys led some worship songs and we spent some time in prayer. We were both amazed at Nick and Emma’s vision, heart and ability to lead this ministry in the midst of being full-time workers and students. It was evident that the Lord is rising up a fruitful ministry through the work of these faithful laborers at MSU.