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Southern & Western New England Update

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  • At Eastern CT State, a dozen students are interested in helping lead dorm-based Bible studies in just the third week of this chapter plant.
  • At the new chapter plant at Rhode Island School of Design a Buddhist prayed to Jesus for the first time.
  • At UConn, At UConn, students across racial divides and councils of the Greek system are exploring Jesusand praying for their fraternities and sororities
  • At Roger Williams younger students are stepping up in leadership and evangelism after a strong class graduated last year.
  • At Smith College, community members and volunteers served ice cream to 360 students (over 13% of the whole campus) while staff and student leaders worked the crowd and collected contact info from 150 students.
  • At Connecticut College, ten of the 17 students coming out to Bible study are freshmen who are inviting their friends to come too.
  • At Mount Holyoke, a sophomore (in middle of photo) gained a vision to start a Bible study for first year students. At the second meeting a seeking first year was overcome by God's presence during the prayer time and said "I don't know who I am in Jesus yet, but I feel like God is giving me love and hope."
  • At one college, 200 students (1 of every 8 students on campus) came through an interactive survey where the gospel was shared, even with the college president!
  • At least a dozen students have made solid commitments to follow Jesus for the first time so far this year, and staff and students are following up with dozens more who have responded to calls to faith!

By, Liz Joyal, Divisional Director | SWNewEngland

Sorority Story

Last semester, a shy student leader and myself walked into a room of 115 sorority women to share with them about Greek IV. We both were nervous, but took a step in faith and made the announcement and passed out spiritual surveys. We were astonished to receive back 8 surveys (this is a record at UConn!) saying girls were interested in learning more about Greek IV and who Jesus is. One of those women was, T., a Sophomore who grew up in the church, but like most freshman fell away from her faith as she entered college and joined her sorority. T. and I began to meet weekly last semester and we talked bout how amazing it would be to start a Bible study in her sorority house. This semester (which just started) T. has joined our leadership team, she has invited 6 of her sisters and a fraternity man to come on our spring break trip, ServeUp, where they will all hear the gospel... AND next week we are starting a Bible study in the Pi Beta Phi house!

Praise God for new student leaders and for their hearts to reach their friends. Pray with me that T. will continue to grow in Christ's love for her sisters and for her protection as she takes major steps of faith in a hard to spiritually dark place. 

Servant Leaders

This past year, we have started something called a Servant Leadership Team within Greek IV. This is for students who are a part of our vision and want to see it lived out on campus. This semester we have been studying what it means to be a servant leader and how Jesus is the perfect example of being just that.

This week we are looking at and praying through the Litany of Humility from Cardinal Merry de Val (1865-1930). This is a powerful prayer that makes you say, "ouch!" as you read it. I want to invite you to be praying this prayer with us throughout this semester.

I am praying that God will continue to transform my heart and my students hearts as we long to see students lives transformed, Greek systems renewed and world changers developed.

Click HERE to read the Litany of Humility with us.

By, Alexa Higley, Campus Staff | UCONN Greek

Servant Leaders

This past year, we have started something called a Servant Leadership Team within Greek IV. This is for students who are a part of our vision and want to see it lived out on campus. This semester we have been studying what it means to be a servant leader and how Jesus is the perfect example of being just that.

This week we are looking at and praying through the Litany of Humility from Cardinal Merry de Val (1865-1930). This is a powerful prayer that makes you say, "ouch!" as you read it. I want to invite you to be praying this prayer with us throughout this semester.

I am praying that God will continue to transform my heart and my students hearts as we long to see students lives transformed, Greek systems renewed and world changers developed.

Click HERE to read the Litany of Humility with us.

By, Alexa Higley - Campus Staff | UConn