Since 1946, the Urbana missions conference has been challenging hundreds of thousands of college students to surrender their lives to God’s call to the nations. After that first Urbana, the conference director wrote the following (a great synopsis that highlights the mission-mobilizing spirit of this event):
"We are praying that this convention might be just the beginning of a mighty missionary movement on the part of thousands of Christian students throughout North America. We hope that we may be an instrument in God's hands, not only as a home mission, preaching the Gospel to America’s college students, but also as a foreign missionary recruiting agency ... supplying a stream of trained missionary candidates, a pool of consecrated manpower for the evangelization of the world." (Stacey Woods)
|Emily talking to a student at our booth.|
So much planning goes into this conference that it's only done every three years. This year, Emily and I had the privilege of representing Literacy and Evangelism Intl. at Urbana, along with some dear co-workers, the Orts. We talked with hundreds of students and are currently following up with them; several have already expressed that they are interested in training and working with LEI. Please join us in prayer that God would continue to stir up their passion for Christ and His assignment to make disciples of all nations.