Current Prayer Points: 17 – 30 June
With terms drawing to an end and the long summer months approaching, the thoughts of the CUs are turning to summer teams and outreach amongst international students. Please pray with them for the gospel to go out to all nations.
‘“Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I show myself holy through you before their eyes.”’
17 Praise God for the growing strength of the international outreach at both Leicester and Loughborough CUs, and the great time these two international cafés had on a trip away together last term. Please pray for the newly appointed International Coordinator at Loughborough CU.
18 Please pray for UEA CU’s new initiative, English Corner. Meeting each week on Thursday evenings, the CU hope that international students will be able to meet British students and chat together, practising their English and building friendships, providing opportunities for gospel conversations.
19 Praise God for Bath CU’s Globe Café for international students and pray for their continuing outreach. Pray in particular for the international students who will be graduating this year and heading back to their home countries.
20 As a group of staff and students from the North West region make plans for a mission trip to Moldova in early July, please pray that the Lord would be, even now, preparing many non-Christian Moldovan students for the camp to hear the gospel.
21 A mission team of Cardiff students is heading into a town in the valleys of south Wales following their exams. Please pray that they’ll be able to reach out to the town and the people there with the love of God.
22 Today, a group of London and Scotland students is beginning a summer team trip to Paris to encourage the Christian student movement there. Please pray for the team as they engage students in questionnaires, conversations, talks and Bible studies.
23 Please give thanks for the six international students at the University of Southampton who came to faith recently. Please pray that they might grow in their new-found faith and seek to share the gospel with other international friends.
24 ‘Café Global [weekly international café] has been very busy recently and we have all been really encouraged. Please pray for a continuing focus on evangelism here and an influx of workers to replace the third year students who are graduating soon.’
- Ross Goodyear, Bangor CU President
25 A summer team of staff and students is off to Montenegro today to support and encourage the IFES movement out there. Please pray for the evangelistic camp they are running for Christian students and their friends, involving gospel talks, English teaching and a lot of fun.
26 ‘Please thank God and pray for the growing international heart among the members of Queen Mary’s CU. Please also pray for their growing desire to engage with the Islamic Society, both by formal events and deepening friendships.’
- Anna Martin, CUSW in Central London
27 A Chinese student at the University of Huddersfield chatted to a CU speaker after an evangelistic talk on ‘Is it worth following Jesus?’ Praise God that, when she was asked if she would rather have Jesus than anything else, she said she would, and gave her life to Christ!
28 Praise God for CICCU’s International Easter Getaway at the end of last term. This was a great time of international students investigating the claims of Christianity with friends, eating good food, playing games and having fun.
29 Today brings the beginning of the IFES Arts Conference in Aix En Provence, aiming to network Christian students and young graduates from across Europe to help them think through questions relating to faith and art practice. Please pray for the group of Scottish art students who are going to this.
30 Canterbury International Outreach begins today. Please pray for the team of staff and students as they aim to love and befriend international students who are arriving in Canterbury, sharing Christ and their lives with them.
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