The GROW Model - goal, reality, options, way forward - uses the questions Jesus was asking long before behavioral researchers!
Yes, it is Summer but we still have 200 students here. We are continuing to make contact with individuals about their walk with God and with groups who want to use our building. Below are some things for prayer. May the Holy Spirit guide you as you intercede for us. Thank you for all of your support!
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PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
Ø New Staff: God has made a way for Deon Prue (Bob’s wife) to become our next Administrative Assistant starting this month. Deon has been helping as a volunteer in most aspects of ministry. Having her as paid staff will help us be more effective reaching out to the female college students; and in everything we do.
Ø LWML National Convention: We were excited to attend this event in Mobile, Alabama (June 20-23). We made several key contacts with this wonderful group of women who serve us and many other ministries.
Ø Public Relations Opportunities: We have visited local churches to inform long-time and new friends about what God is doing here. Bill also visited churches in Mobile and Oklahoma City after the LWML Convention.
Ø Grants For Programs: Some money has been approved and other applications have been submitted for our trauma healing program, Bible studies, cultural relationship building activities and building expansion.
Ø Billy Mills Luncheon May 18th: This Olympic winner and world leader was honored at Haskell LIGHT.
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v Staff and Families: Ask God for good spiritual and physical health for all. Pray for safe travels, effective team-work and support for each other. This is important since we are more like a family than co-workers.
v Planning for Fall 2019: Fall Semester starts Aug. 19th Pray for God to guide us as we plan for the:
· Back To School Bash
· Freshman Girls’ Event
· Sunday Gathering
· Sacred Ground Trauma Healing Sessions and Staff Training
· Concerts and Other Activities
· Hand Drum, Gourd Rattle Making
· November Heritage Celebration
· Possible Student Internships
Good Relations with Neighbors:Please pray for us to have a positive working relationship with the people who live on Pawnee Ave.We always invite them to our Back To School Bash and often talk with them.
Next Haskell Univ. President: Please pray for a person who loves Jesus and can lead Haskell towards academic, social, emotional and spiritual stability.
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More information available at Haskell LIGHT Campus Ministry on Facebook.
We are located at 137 Pawnee Ave. Lawrence, KS 66046 785-841-4809
Please let us know how we can pray for you too. Bob & Deon Prue, Bill Paris
News, July 2019
I read somewhere that Jesus asked around 300 questions in the New Testament. Almost every time Jesus asked a question, He was trying to help people grow spiritually and take the next step toward change. Sound familiar?
It’s way easier and faster to just tell people what you think they need to know. But, if you can follow Jesus’ model and make the switch from "instructor" to "inquirer," you'll notice your conversations evolve into incubators for spiritual growth.
Dear Friends in Christ,
Blessed Eastertide! Although all times of the year are occasions to remember our new birth in Christ, the Easter season is an especially poignant reminder. Pictured above is a baptism of a newborn child that we had earlier this month. Rejoice with us in God’s washing of regeneration (Titus 3:5) of this child and her adoption as God’s child (1 Jn. 3:1).
Another event that took place this month was a visit from students of Concordia University in Irvine, CA. 11 students and their leader Rev. Jonathan Ruehs spent a week learning about Navajo culture, sharing God’s Word through skits, Bible lessons, and songs, and loving their Navajo neighbors through acts of service. This group did a great job of participating in all aspects of life, and adopting the posture of learners. Together with our church members they butchered a sheep and learned how to make fry bread. It was the first time for any of our visitors to butcher, but they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Of course ministry here is not all sunshine and roses. I had the challenging experience of conducting a funeral for a young man who was murdered just before Easter. Cases like that are times for lament, but at the same time a reminder of what Christ offers to anyone who believes.
This winter was one of the snowier ones we have experienced here. We even had snow on the 20th of May! The snow didn’t stop our monthly barbeques at church to celebrate God’s gift of life (birthdays). Pictured below is one of our church members Howard Nutlouis, who did not let a little weather get in the way of cooking outdoors.
We are looking forward to another summer filled with opportunities to share the Gospel. Two interns from Concordia, Irvine will be serving at Navajo again. Owen Duncan (returning from last year) and Joshua Ianucelli. We will also be hosting teams from Our Savior’s L.C. Topsfield, MA, and Risen Savior, Wichita, KS.
We are remodeling one of the parsonages in order that visiting teams will have a place to stay, and we plan in the future to use the space as an education facility. We have been blessed with generous donations from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, NM with supplies, and the Texas Red River Zone of the LWML. We are not quite finished, but we hope to have it ready by the time the Our Savior team arrives in July.
Please thank God with us for:
The Baptism of the baby on 5/12/19
The visit of the CUI group, and that God will continue to bless them in their service
The generous donations of building supplies by Immanuel Lutheran the Red River Zone of the LWML.
As a Christ follower, you have a unique advantage. You don't have to rely on your ability to come up with good ideas, or even the perfect questions. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is alive in you and the person you’re coaching. If they're willing to allow that Spirit to do what He does, all we have to do is ask, listen, and invite Him to do His work.
When we tell our story and hear the stories of others, we realize we aren’t alone in our struggles. Once we realize that others are living with the same brokenness, we begin to accept that we are a part of a team. A team that will cheer for us in our victory and support us in our failures.