Wow I have so much to tell you guys in so little space! God has absolutely blown my mind this month and I can't wait to tell you about it.
To start off, I'd like to tell you about two places where I've seen hearts turned to God in crazy ways this month, one at UTA and one at DBU. So the first involves my friend Konner (below). This man has an accent that would make you think he's from Brooklyn despite being from Louisiana and his name is uncommonly spelled, but those are by no means the craziest things about him! Konner has been going to a core (small group) led by two of the students I've been mentoring this year and let me tell you -- God is changing his life!!
It feels like just yesterday that school was starting and I saw him sitting by himself on campus so I invited him to toss a frisbee with me and some of our student leaders. It also feels like just yesterday that Konner came to my house to play ping pong with my roommate and I overheard their conversation in which Konner said (like a miniature Robert De Niro) "I like you guys but this whole religion thing just ain't for me. It just don't make no sense." My roommate (who has been growing a ton as a disciple in his own right) responded by acknowledging that asking questions is a good thing and that he wanted to be his friend regardless fo where he stood with God.
Over the course of the past few months Konner has been consistent to core, our Thursday night Deep Dives into the book of Mark, his 1-1 study with his core facilitator, and has been enjoying the freedom to ask questions and be loved by Jesus' people the entire time. He's also gotten plugged into a few other ministries on campus and has even gotten to the point where he: believes Jesus is God, wants to go home to Louisiana over Thanksgiving break and give a testimony at his church about how Jesus has changed his life, and wants to take some time with his friends back home (whom he convinced of atheism in high school) and share with them too about what Jesus has done. I am literally speechless every time I think about the transformation Konner has experienced in just a few short months. Please join me in praying that this transformation leads to a life of serious discipleship.