As the story of the prodigal son was told at one York CU event, it drew varying reactions on one table. A couple of students were clearly unsure, laughing a little yet still listening; another guest muttered to her Christian friend, ‘I’m so angry right now’; one student turned to CU Staff Worker Joe Winstone with tears in his eyes, ‘I just need to step outside the marquee for a moment to catch my breath – this is beautiful.’ We mustn’t be surprised by these reactions. Indeed, Paul is met by mockery, curiosity and acceptance of his message when he preaches the gospel in Acts 17.
That third guest, Rob (name changed) returned to subsequent events and has started attending the CU follow up course on Tuesdays. He’s close to accepting the message of Christ – pray for him as he explores further and reads the Bible with CU member Tom.
Please join the CUs as they pray:
Thank you for your prayers as the CUs step out with the gospel this term. Find the list of events weeks happening this year here.
You can also use our Focus prayer diary (uccf.at/pray) to pray for a different CU each day or follow us on social media to hear about mission weeks as they happen (@uccf) (uccf.at/followus) throughout February and March to hear the latest updates.
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