Bethany Briefs
March 2013

Praying for the Harvest

by Alex Moore, InterVarsity


It's easy to make friends during college – most students are open to meeting new people, exploring new ideas, and sharing life together. Unfortunately, for Christian students it’s just as easy to never get around to talking about Jesus with the friends they’ve made – and the window of opportunity often closes before they know it.

Last month I worked to inspire and equip over 100 InterVarsity small group leaders from Northwest schools to have that most important conversation. We talked about why evangelism is worth the risks and how small groups can enter into that mission together.

InterVarsity small groups across the Northwest will now spend the coming weeks reaching out to those God has placed in their lives. One small group at Portland State already invited friends to a “Taste of the City” and discussion of how God can satisfy our desires. They ate pizza, sushi, tater tots and Chinese food, then one InterVarsity student bravely shared her testimony of how God has satisfied her. Another followed by presenting the Gospel and inviting people to respond. Several students who attended have now joined their Bible study, including one Muslim student investigating Jesus.

Other upcoming events include a poker night at UW (“What Are You Betting On?”), a weekend poverty immersion at Whitman (“Jesus Invites Us To Radical Life”), and guys’ night in a WSU dorm (“Jesus Was a Man”). Please join us in praying that by the end of the school year, sixty new people will enter God’s Kingdom as a result of these outreaches.