Wayne State University Update

I just wanted to share with you what your faith in giving to God’s ministry has done on the campus of Wayne State University in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. God is at work here. Considering that just a few short years ago, there was no organized ministry taking place at Wayne State, God has done incredible things.  And Carolyn are believing Him for so much more.


This time last year, my wife and I were selected as recipients of a special financial gift at the AFAM conference in Cleveland, Ohio.  The conference attendees committed $11,000 to our ministry at Wayne State University.  You were part of that!
 
Thank you simply cannot fully express the gratitude we felt and currently feel.
 
Several wonderful things have happened since then.
 
•    Because of your gifts and prayers, we have been able to spend more time on campus and even ran a small summer training program. 
◦       Four men came every week to talk about how to reach their friends and community for Christ.
◦       One is doing the book with his girlfriend this year.

•    We’ve launched an all-women Bible study with five ladies.  Two of them attended the AFAM Conference, one of the two invited two of her roommates, and the sister of one of the women in the study attended AFAM.  It’s a pretty connected group!

•    I now meet with nine guys one-on-one throughout the week.

•    We have an all-men Bible study, and we’re reading Genesis 1-11.
◦       This has prompted great discussions about manhood and creation and what “dominion” means for men today.

•    We conducted our first campus survey and look forward to doing a large one in the fall.
◦       Two of our men lead the charge and pass the surveys out.

•    Three of the men from our campus ministry are actively discipling people themselves now.
◦       One is discipling his friends via email on how to have a daily quiet time.
◦       One is discipling his younger nephew and two young men from the Big Brother program.
◦       One is reading the Bible with two students on the campus.
 
I just wanted to share with you what your faith in giving to God’s ministry has done on the campus of Wayne State University in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. God is at work here. Considering that just a few short years ago, there was no organized ministry taking place at Wayne State, God has done incredible things.  And Carolyn are believing Him for so much more.
 
I’d also delicately like to mention one more thing.  If you were part of the AFAM conference and committed to making a gift to our ministry but have not done so yet, would you be willing to follow through with that?
 
If you are moved by hearing what God is doing at Wayne State, would you prayerfully consider making an additional gift to our ministry?
 
Thank you for prayerfully considering these requests and enabling us to reach and disciple students at Wayne State University.
 
Keep us in your prayers and thank you for your support.
Oliver K. Porter
Wayne State University
Collegiate~Staff
 
P.S. If God leads and enables you to give, either use this link for online giving (navstaff.org/give/23815681), or return the enclosed commitment card with your gift.  May we hear from you by September 30th? Thank you!

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