Today/tomorrow is IFES World Student Day (it’s a 48 hour thing because of time difference issues which are no doubt obvious to you).
Last year I wrote this post, and got a comment from IFES people to explain the time thing (which was not so obvious to me).
Then I was coming to the end of time working with students in South Africa, and posted some news from my region (English & Portuguese-speaking Africa), this year I’m in Western Europe, and offer you some news from my immediate vicinity – the fine city of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Today marked the end of a mini-mission-week put on by the University of Newcastle Christian Union. They called it ‘Be Thinking Week’, they went out on campus and did some questionnaires (talking to 101 students and asking them various questions about what they believe about society, faith and general life issues); they asked other students what they thought the world’s biggest problem is, and what they would do to solve it, and then filmed their answers, and they also invited people to create a piece of artwork with the theme of ‘hope’.
It was such an interesting week. The answers were wide ranging, and have, I think, given CU students a much greater understanding of the beliefs of those students who they are trying to reach with the gospel.
The ‘week’ finished today with an event this evening, where the art was displayed, the questionnaire response presented, and YWAM missionary gave a gospel presentation. No one interviewed came along this evening unfortunately, but it was good to hear some feedback on the week, and spend some time praying with & for the students who were involved.
Do head over to the World Student Day section of the website when you have a chance, and pray for some of the things being mentioned as the 48 hours continues on for the rest of today & tomorrow.
In summary: all about World Student Day (follow it in one twitter: #wsd10)