A squad of fully armed guards and an armoured vehicle from the national military force accompanied a group of eleven Australians, two Swiss and several staff and student missionaries from Philippines Campus Crusade For Christ (PCCC). They were making their way in Tacloban and Eastern Samar, Philippines. The local government had arranged the security force in case of extremist assault. The volunteer medical team trekked to eight villages to run free medical and dental clinics over two weeks in February.
Gospel Reality Show
Peter Brook, Queensland campus coordinator, writes:
Location: University of Queensland UQ
Scene 1 (October 2016):
I’m sitting in a Discovery Bible Study. I watch a Japanese Christian leading three other girls in a discussion. We are looking at one of the stories in the Gospels about Jesus.
They all engage with the Scripture, and then we all pray for each other.
(Peter’s internal thought) Who is a Christian and who isn’t? mmm I can’t work it out.
Summer Pulse Heats Up in WA
Power to Change in Western Australia recently launched Summer Pulse, a way to keep the campus movements buzzing during the long uni break. Modeled on similar strategies in Queensland and NSW, it was led by a team of student leaders, who oversaw 40 people attending during its peak, during Tuesday nights at Subiaco Church of Christ.
I would like to say thank you for your partnership with Power to Change. To encourage you, I've shared a number of different ways God has been at work in 2016 throughout our organisation and answered prayer on video. Please take a few minutes to have a listen.
Can 20 minutes really make a difference?
There was a buzz in the air as students poured off each arriving bus after traveling for 12+ hours. It was a cool breezy afternoon in early July, when nearly 330 university students embarked upon a conference centre near Richmond, NSW for the National Mid Year Conference of Power to Change.
Here's what you didn't read about Schoolies
Michael Grace is the new state coordinator for Student Life in Victoria.
I recently caught up with him when 48 tired but happy student volunteers returned from Summer Projects.
Next time you see your neighbour
Suan Lee and Rex are missionaries with Power To Change. They found themselves starting a neighbourhood outreach by being friendly to passing neighbours from their front yard. Suan Lee tells her story of outreach and partnership with Global Church Movement (GCM) and Student Life.
All spiritual movements begin small and are God-led. This is the case in my neighbourhood outreach in Rosebud, Victoria. Movement building can begin anywhere and God knows where it will end up.